Critical Analysis of the Prospect for Sustainable Peacebuilding in Afghanistan (01/02/2020)

 GPAJ will host this seminar with Ms. Lisa Reefke, Senior Political Affairs Officer of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) at JICA Ichigaya Conference Room.

Global Peacebuilding Association of Japan
42nd Seminar
Saturday, February 1, 2020
Hours 16:00-18:00
JICA Ichigaya Global Plaza

15:30      Registration

16:00      Opening Remarks
          Masakuni TANIMOTO, Secretary-General, GPAJ

16:15      Presentation
          “Prospect for Building Sustainable Peace in Afghanistan: Critical Analysis”
           Lisa REEFKE, Senior Political Affairs Officer, United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA)

16:45      Panel Commentators (subject to confirmation)
           Ambassador Tadanori INOMATA, Professor and Advisor, Nagasaki University Office for Global Relations
           Koji SAKANE, Senior Director, Office for Peacebuilding and Reconstruction, JICA
           Hideaki SHINODA, Professor, Tokyo University of International Studies and Managing Director, Hiroshima Peacebuilders Center

17:00      Short break

17:05      Discussion by participants
           Moderated by Ken INOUE, Special Advisor on Democratic Governance, JICA

17:50      Concluding remarks
           Sukehiro HASEGAWA, President, Global Peacebuilding Association of Japan

18:00-18:45      Drinks

 Lisa REEFKE has been serving as Senior Political Affairs Officer with the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) since February 2019. She started her career at the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) in Geneva, followed by assignments with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Timor-Leste, as well as peace operations in Timor-Leste (United Nations Office in Timor-Leste – UNOTIL; and United Nations Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste – UNMIT); in Lebanon (United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon – UNIFIL); in Burundi (Office of the Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Conflict Prevention); and in South Sudan (United Nations Mission in South Sudan – UNMISS). She also served with the Office of Operations in the Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) in New York. Lisa studied Regional and Political Sciences as well as Public Law (including international and European law) at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhems-Universität in Bonn (Germany), at Ripon College (United States) and at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques (France).

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