Programme of the DESA Expert Group Meeting on Conflict Prevention, Peacebuilding and Development 15 November 2004 - United Nations Headquarters - New York

9:00-9:15 Opening remarks by Mr. José Antonio Ocampo, Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations
Session I
9:15-11:00

Structural causes of conflict and the role of sustainable development: conflict prevention and peace-building perspectives
(i) Socio- economic development policies and conflict prevention

Speakers:
Ms. Frances Stewart, Director, Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford - Socio-economic development policies and conflict prevention
Mr. Andrew Mack, Director, Human Security Centre, University of British Columbia
Mr. Tony Addison, Deputy Director, World Institute for Development Economics Research - The Global Economy, Conflict Prevention, and Post-Conflict Recovery

Lead Discussant: Ms. Neclâ Tschirgi, Acting President, International Peace Academy

Issues Paper: Catalyzing Peace through Development

11:15-12:15

Structural causes of conflict and the role of sustainable development: conflict prevention and peace-building perspectives
(ii) Natural resource governance and conflict prevention

Speaker: Ms. Anke Hoeffler, Research Office, Centre for the Study of African Economies, University of Oxford - Natural resource governance and conflict prevention

Lead Discussant: Ms. Karen Ballentine, Senior Consultant, Fafo Institute - Natural Resources, Governance, Development and Conflict

Issues Paper: Natural resource governance and conflict prevention

Session II
1:15-2:45

Socio-economic and institutional challenges of post-conflict peace-building and development: a long term perspective

Speakers:
Ms. Susan Brown, Director of Peacebuilding Programs, Pearson Peacekeeping Centre - The Road to Peacebuilding
Mr. Yash Tandon, Director of the Southern and Eastern African Trade Information and Negotiations Initiative

Lead Discussant: Mr. Ibrahim Gambari, Under-Secretary-General, Special Advisor on Africa, United Nations

Issues Paper: Socio-economic and institutional challenges of post-conflict peace-building and development: a long term perspective

2:45-4:15

Partnerships and civil society: roles and capabilities in conflict prevention and peace-building

Speakers:
Mr. Paul van Tongeren, Executive Director of the European Centre for Conflict Prevention - The Role of Civil Society in the Prevention of Armed Conflict
Mr. Andrés Serbin, President of the Regional Coordination of Social and Economic Research in Central America, CRIES
Ms. Thelma Ekiyor, Program Director, West Africa Network for Peacebuilding - Presentation of West Africa Network for Peacebuilding (WANEP)

Lead Discussant: Mr. Peter Woodrow, Co-Director of the Reflecting on Peace Practice Project, Alliance for Conflict Prevention and Resolution

Issues Paper: Partnerships and civil society: roles and capabilities in conflict prevention and peace-building

Session III
4:30-6:15

Institutional approaches and mechanisms for conflict prevention, peace-building and development

Speakers:
Mr. Danilo Turk, Assistant Secretary-General, Department of Political Affairs, United Nations
Ms. Julia Taft, Assistant Administrator and Director, Bureau for Crises Prevention and Recovery, United Nations Development Programme
Ms. Sarah Cliffe, Coordinator of the LICUS initiative, World Bank
Mr. David Harland, Chief, Peacekeeping Best Practices Unit, Department of Peacekeeping Operations, United Nations

Lead Discussant: Mr. Edward Luck, Director of the Center on International Organization of the School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University

Issues Paper: Institutional approaches and mechanisms

6:15-6:30 Concluding remarks by Mr. José Antonio Ocampo, Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations