Fourth High-Level Seminar on Gender and Inclusive Mediation Processes

Oslo Seminar, November 2014

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Time: Tue 18 (14:00) - Thu 20 (18:00) November 2014
Place: Soria Moria Hotel

​​​​​​The fourth High-Level Seminar on Gender and Inclusive Mediation Processes will take place in Oslo, Norway, on 18-20 November 2014. The seminar is organized by PRIO, the UN Department of Political Affairs (DPA)​, and the Crisis Management Initiative (CMI).

​​The overall objective of the High-level Seminar on Gender and Inclusive Mediation Processes for envoys, mediators and senior mediation experts, is to generate more consultative processes by promoting women’s effective participation and building inclusive, gender-sensitive mediation capacity at international, regional and national levels. 

The High-Level Seminar on Gender and Inclusive Mediation Processes is designed to:
  • ​​​Increase participants’ awareness of the roles women may play in resolving and sustaining conflict;
  • Deal with dilemmas of inclusivity and efficiency in mediation; e.g. how opportunities for women’s participation in mediated processes are affected by culture and local traditions;
  • Apply the UN’s normative women, peace and security frameworks as leverage for mediators; High-Level Seminar on Gender and Inclusive Mediation Processes
  • Offer practical strategies and tools for conflict assessment and process design to expand participation and opportunities for women and civil society; and for including women more systematically in implementation bodies; and
  • Provide specific information, advice, and language on gender-relevant components of substantive issues, including on conflict-related sexual violence, in ceasefire- and peace agreements.

Contact information:
For questions, please contact Jenny K. Lorentzen:
E-mail: jenlor@prio.no
Tel: +47 22 54 77 04