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African perspectives on peacebuilding: emerging challenges and future prospects (WP1552)

Nigeria offers a unique case study of the current threats to peace and security experienced across the African continent and in fact the globe. This panel discussion sought to offer an analysis of the present-day global peacebuilding challenges with a specific focus on Nigeria’s experiences and give an overview of the nature of contemporary peacebuilding efforts which all stakeholders, government, international community and civil society, are employing.

Chair: Oscar Fernandez-Taranco, Assistant Secretary-General, Peacebuilding Support Office, United Nations, New York

Jibrin Ibrahim, Senior Fellow, Centre for Democracy and Development, Abuja

Onyinye Onwuka, Head, Political Affairs and International Cooperation Division, Department of Political Affairs, Peace and Security, Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Abuja

Idayat Hassan, Director, Centre for Democracy and Development West Africa (CDD), Abuja

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