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Conferences - Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Toward Lasting Peace in Chad

On October 8th, the International Peace Institute convened a "Multistakeholder Consultation on Chad," together with the United States Institute of Peace and Caring for Kaela, a Chadian advocacy organization.

With fifty participants drawn from diverse backgrounds--including African ambassadors, representatives of the African Union , the European Union, and the United Nations Secretariat, as well as members of the Chadian diaspora--this event highlighted the importance of a regional approach, and examined the complex dynamics among the five different UN peace operations in the region, as well as the serious resource constraints facing UN peace operations worldwide.

Speakers and Participants:

Mr. Terje Rød-Larsen, President, IPI

Dr. Dorina Bekoe, Senior Research Associate, Center for Conflict Analysis and Prevention, USIP

H.E. Mr. John L. Hirsch, Senior Adviser, IPI

Dr. Steven McDonald, Consulting Program Manager, Africa Program, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

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