Mapping a Pandemic: Managing Instability - The Pandemic from the Perspective of Civil Society

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A webinar discussing the role and challenges facing civil society leaders as they respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In fragile and conflict affected environments, governments have struggled to provide healthcare, food security, education and safety for their citizens. With access and trusted relationships across communities, civil society leaders - including women peacebuilders - have undertaken humanitarian and development work in ways that are conflict and gender responsive, and has underscored the need for their involvement in promoting ceasefires and dialogue.

In this webinar, civil society leaders from Afghanistan, Kenya and Yemen will discuss the work of their organisations as they navigate local and regional conflicts, and COVID-19. They will outline the challenges they face and the desired role of the international community to support them in advancing peace and security.

Panellists include:

  • Wazhma Frogh, Founder of the Women and Peace Studies Organization (WPSO) and former Member of the Afghanistan High Peace Council

  • Hassan Ismail Mohamed, Kenya Programme Co-ordinator, Interpeace

  • Rasha Jarhum, Founder and Director of the Peace Track Initiative

The webinar will be moderated by Emily Winterbotham​, Director, Terrorism and Conflict, RUSI

This event is open to all.

To take part you must pre-register no later than 24 June using the ‘Register’ button above.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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