In light of the one-year anniversary of the outbreak of South Sudan’s ongoing Civil War and the recent violence in North Kivu, engaging communities in protection strategies has never been more important. However, international actors must weigh the risks and benefits of working with communities that they seek to protect. Join us at the Stimson Center to discuss these issues.
This event is off the record.
WHAT: A discussion on the current conflicts and the benefits of working with communities that international actors seek to protect.
A light breakfast will be provided.
Jeffrey Buenger, Senior Protection of Civilians Adviser and Chief/Protection of Civilians Unit, UNMISS
Jok Madut Jok, Professor of African Studies at Loyola Marymount University and co-founder, Sudd Institute, South Sudan
Cissa Wa Numbe, Secretary General of the United Nations Association of the Democratic Republic of Congo (UNA-DRC)
Alison Giffen, Senior Associate and Co-Director of Stimson’s Future of Peace Operations Program