''Is Decentralisation a Road to Peace?'' - Webinar with UNDP, LPSA & DeLoG
As part of its global webinar series on Decentralisation and Local Development around the World, the Local Public Sector Alliance—in collaboration with the World Bank (Subnational Governance and Decentralization Global Solutions Group), UNDP, UNCDF, and a number of other global partners—is conducting a series of knowledge sharing events on Decentralisation and Local Development in Sub-Saharan Africa starting December 6, 2021.
The Discussion around the issue of conflict and whether decentralization is a means to reduce conflicts has been organised in partnership with UNDP, the Local Public Sector Alliance and DeLoG. The webinar is scheduled for the 14th of December 2021, at 01:00 pm CET (07:00 am ET).
Registration is now open! Please click here for registration.
The webinar will evolve around several important and interesting questions in relation to this topic:
- Is decentralisation a road to peace in Africa? What is the role of decentralisation and local governance in reducing or preventing conflicts?
- Decentralisation is often put into peace agreements but does it contribute to the stability it is thought to provide and does it promote peace?
- Where does this assumption come from and is there any evidence that supports the assumption?
- Are the needs and participation of youth better ensured within a decentralized structure and administration?
- Dr. Roselyn Akombe, Teamleader Governance and Peacebuilding UNDP's Regional Service Centre for Africa
- Janel B. Galvanek, Berghof Foundation, Head of the Sub-Saharan Africa Unit
- Katharina Jautz, Berghof Foundation, Project Manager in the Yemen Unit
- Prof. Julia Duany, Dr. John Garang Memorial University of Science and Technology in Bor, South Sudan
- Dr. Decky Kabongi, Reasearcher on the security and development nexus in countries of the Great Lakes Region
- Cândida F. E. Moiane Zonjo, National Director of Local Administration Mozambique
- Dr. Adriano Nuvunga, Director of the Center for Democracy and Development (CDD) & Steering Committee of the Mozambique Human Rights Defenders Network (RMDDH).
For more information and to register for this event, please click here.