“Implementing Peace Agreements — Challenges & Opportunities” One-Day Advanced Virtual Training with Miriam Coronel-Ferrer
June 1, 2023
The success of a peace process will eventually depend on the way in which challenges and opportunities are managed during the implementation phase. The participants will acquire necessary skills and learn how to: deal with the challenges and risks that typically impair implementation of peace agreements; apply available tools to facilitate the implementation; design monitoring and verification mechanisms etc. Miriam Coronel-Ferrer will share different approaches, cases and methods based on her considerable experience with facilitating and overseeing implementation of peace agreements in diverse settings.
Prof. Ferrer chaired the government panel that negotiated and signed the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front in 2014. As the chair of the government panel, Prof. Ferrer made history as the first female chief negotiator in the world to sign a final peace accord with a rebel group. She continued in this capacity to oversee the CAB’s implementation in the first two years. From January 2018 to January 2021, she was a member of the United Nations’ Standby Team of Senior Mediators during which she provided mediation support to different UN missions. Prof. Ferrer’s detailed biography can be found here.
The training will consist of lectures and facilitated discussions. All activities are devised to be highly interactive through Q&A, group work, and hands-on exercises. A virtual space will be provided for group discussions and best practices and experience sharing among the participants.
The program is designed for senior level staff in peacekeeping operations, political and peacebuilding missions of the UN and regional organizations (AU, OSCE, EU, etc.), diplomats, those working in governments and non–governmental organizations.
The training will take place on Thursday, 1st June 2023, from 09:00 – 17:00 CEST (UTC+2), with a lunch break from 12:30 – 13:30, and two 15-minutes coffee breaks during each morning and afternoon session.
The training will take place via the online platform Zoom.
The number of participants is limited.
Registration is open until 26th May 2023 and can be done via the following link: https://www.confluxcenter.org/events/application-form/
The course fee is 550 USD.
The course is conducted in English and translation is not provided.