Concept Note & Agenda

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Ms. Paivi Kannisto – Chief, Peace, Security and Resilience, UN Women
Ms. Signe Gilen – Special Envoy for Women, Peace and Security, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs & WPS-HA Compact Board Co-chair
Ms. Mavic Cabrera Balleza – Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Global Network of Women Peacebuilders & WPS-HA Compact Board Co-Chair
Mr. Amara Shiek Mohamed Sowa - Deputy Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Sierra Leone to the UN
Ms. Bineta Diop - Special Envoy on Women, Peace and Security to the African Union Commission
Ms. Catherine Andela - Chief of Gender Unit & Senior Gender Advisor, the UN Department of Peace Operations (DPO)
Ms. Lone Jessen – Head of the Gender, Peace and Security Unit & Gender Advisor, the UN Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs (DPPA)
Ms. Amani Aruri – Youth, Peace and Security Ambassador, Karama
Ms. Sharon Bhagwan-Rolls - Regional Representative Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC) Pacific & Programme Manager, Pacific Women Mediators Network
Ms. Tess Phippen - Head of Women, Peace and Security (WPS), Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office of United Kingdom
Ms. Hibaaq Osman – Founder & Executive Director, Karama
Ms. Diago Ndiaye – Regional President of ECOWAS Women’s Peace and Security Network (REPSFECO)
Ms. Karla Roxana Perez Garcia - Lawyer, Direction Area, Sisma Mujer
Ms. Lara Scarpitta – Senior Advisor on Gender Issues in the Office of the Secretary General, Organization of Security and Cooperation Europe (OSCE)
Ms. Caryn Dasah – Founder of Hope Advocates Africa & National Coordinator of the Cameroon Women’s Peace Movement
Professor Toni Haastrup - Chair in Global Politics, University of Manchester
Ms. Pravina Makan-Lakha – Advisor on Women, Peace and Security, African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD)
Ms. Sarah E. Hendriks – Deputy Executive Director for Policy, Programme and Intergovernmental Support, a.i., UN Women
Ms. Harriette Williams Bright - WPS-HA Compact Lead
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