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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs invites to a seminar on Rethinking Stabilisation

Denmark has played an important role in providing stabilisation assistance in fragile and conflict affected settings from the Horn of Africa to Eastern Europe to the Sahel, particularly since the establishment of the Peace and Stabilisation Fund. In this seminar, a range of experts and practitioners will engage in discussions on today’s lessons and recommendations, shaping ongoing and future support to stabilisation.

The seminar is open to the public and will take place 29 March 12.30-17.00 at Eigtveds Pakhus. Participation is free of charge. Registration at [email protected]

The seminar will focus on current dilemmas and challenges in regards to stabilisation. The discussions and conclusions will kick start the process of rethinking the Danish Peace and Stabilisation Fund (PSF), founded in 2010, which will conclude later this year with the development of a new strategic framework for the PSF. The seminar is held under Chatham House Rule.

Introduction: Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs – priorities in regards to peace and stabilisation.

  1. Setting the scene – The Danish Peace and Stabilisation Fund

    Speaker: Anne-Lise Klausen, Partner at Nordic Consulting Group

    • Overview of the PSF
    • How can we address the new challenges in the PSF 2.0?


  2. The road to better stabilisation engagements

    With conflicts in hotspots around the world and the withdrawal of international forces from Afghanistan, there are important lessons to draw from past and ongoing support to stabilisation.

    Facilitator: Scott Weber, President of Interpeace;

    Speakers: Mark Shaw, Director of Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime; David Young, Interpeace consultant; Anne Lise Klausen, Partner at Nordic Consulting Group; General Roméo Dallaire, Founder of the Dallaire Institute for Children, Peace and Security.


  3. Cross-cutting stabilisation in new geopolitical realities

    New geopolitical realities in fragile contexts call for a rethinking of how we work with peacebuilding and stabilisation. In the Sahel, a series of coups have potential to destabilise the entire region. Denmark has been implementing stabilisation assistance programmes in fragile and conflict-affected settings in the Sahel since 2013.

    Facilitator: Scott Weber, President of Interpeace;

    Speakers: Morten Bøås, Research Professor at Norwegian Institute of International Affairs; Signe Marie Cold-Ravnkilde, Senior Researcher at Danish Institute of International Studies; Ornella Moderan, Head of the Sahel Programme at Institute for Security Studies; Alexandre Marc, former senior fellow at Brookings Institution and current member of the Institute for Integrated Transition;


  4. Wrap up and closing

    Scott Weber, President of Interpeace – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark