Tuesday 4th March 2014 14:00 - 15:45


SESSION III (Good Practice Workshops 1/3)

Building National Architectures of Atrocity Prevention

The workshops will provide in-depth exchange among participants and with expert practitioners about experiences and initiatives related to specific aspects of atrocity prevention. 

  • Participants can attend 1 workshop per session.
  • Participants will be invited to select the workshops they would prefer. The organizers will do their best to ensure all participants can attend their preferred workshops.

Workshop 1

Strengthening national prevention architecture: from communities to state level

Mr. Diogène Bideri, Regional Committee on Genocide Prevention, International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR)

Ms. Felistas Mushi, Regional Committee on Genocide Prevention, Tanzania

Mr. Ashad Sentongo, Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation (AIPR)

Facilitation: Mr. Andrea Bartoli, Seton Hall University

Workshop 2

Strengthening national prevention architecture: developing a national human rights strategy


Workshop 3

Strengthening national prevention architecture: reforming security sector institutions

Mr. Martín Balza, Embassy of Argentina to Costa Rica

Mr. Mark Downes, International Security Sector Advisory Team (ISSAT)

Ms. Helen Mack, Myrna Mack Foundation, Guatemala

Facilitation: Mr. Serge Rumin, Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, Switzerland

Workshop 4

Strengthening national prevention architecture: constructive management of the diversity of identities and minorities

Mr. Adama Dieng, Office of the Special Advisers on the Prevention of Genocide and on the Responsibility to Protect, United Nations

Ms. Rita Izsák, UN Independent expert on minority issues

Facilitation: Ms. Gay Rosenblum-Kumar, UN Interagency Framework Team for Preventive Action, UNDP

Workshop 5

Strengthening national prevention architecture: challenges and opportunities in the field of protection of civilians (POC)

Mr. Hansjörg Strohmeyer, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)

Ms. Jennifer Welsh, Office of the Special Advisers on the Prevention of Genocide and on the Responsibility to Protect, United Nations

Facilitation: Mr. Donald Deya, International Coalition for the Responsibility to Protect