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Webinar 9: Conflict Sensitivity in Remote Programming

Webinar Date and Time: March 15, 2017 at 10:30 EST. Click here to watch the webinar.

Webinar Summary: Lesley McCulloch and Anthony Foreman from Peaceful Change Initiative (PCi) shared key findings of a new PCi report on the challenges, opportunities and lessons learned of mainstreaming conflict sensitivity in remote programming contexts such as Syria and Libya. They discussed the evolution of PCi’s current model that was employed in Syria and shared components of the Libya program where PCi remotely strengthened the capacity of local leaders to manage conflict during the country’s political transition.

Speaker Bios:

Anthony Foreman is currently a senior advisor on peacebuilding, working on PCi’s Black Sea and Libya programmes. Anthony has more than ten years of experience in international development with a range of organisations, including local non-governmental, international organisations, and United Nations agencies. His work experience has encompassed conflict research, facilitating dialogue, economic development and community building for conflict-affected populations, as well capacity building to bring the views of such populations to local, national and international decision-making processes through advocacy. He has worked with populations from the conflicts in Liberia, Sudan (Darfur), Chechnya, Moldova, and across the territories of the South Caucasus.

Lesley McCulloch is a senior peacebuilding advisor at PCi. She joined in August 2016, having worked on conflict management, conflict resolution, peacebuilding, and conflict sensitivity for more than fifteen years. She lived in Indonesia for almost ten years, during which she worked with the Aceh Provincial Government and with local civil society on conflict transformation and governance. In her work with international organisations, Lesley has been a strong advocate of participatory processes, which she has conducted in Uganda, Iraq, Jordan, and other contexts. Her expertise in conflict sensitivity, both the programme and organisation level, includes contexts such as Afghanistan, the Middle East, Asia-Pacific, and Southeast Asia.

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