Peacebuilding in rural Africa: A major task for grassroots women leaders

Together with Cordaid and Isis Women's International Cross Cultural Exchange, KAS New York cordially invites you to a panel discussion and reception entitled "Peacebuilding in rural Africa: A major task for grassroots women leaders".


Keynote address by Helen Kezie-Nwoha, Executive Director of Isis Women's International Cross Cultural Exchange on:

“Women, Peace and Security in Africa: A regional overview of the status, challenges and opportunities for rural women and girls”

Followed by a panel discussion on:

“Women’s peace building initiatives in DRC, Burundi and South Sudan: Experiences, challenges and opportunities in rural conflict-affected settings”


Marie Concessa Barubike, Coordinator at Association des Femmes Rapatriées du Burundi (AFRABU)

Emilie Nsimire, Project Manager at Cordaid in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)

Avia Scovia, Director at Stewardwomen South Sudan

Opening remarks on “An Overview of Progress, Opportunities and Challenges in implementing SDG 5, SDG 16 and UNSCR 1325” will be offered by Anne Kwakkenbos, Expert on Gender, Security & Justice at Cordaid and Juliet Were, Program Manager at Isis Women's International Cross Cultural Exchange.

The Panel discussion will be followed by a Q&A session.

Please RSVP by March 8th, 2018 to newyork@kas.de

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  • Marie Concessa Barubike
    • Emilie Nsimire
      • Avia Scovia


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        Dr. Stefan Friedrich


        Head of the Department Sub-Saharan Africa

        Stefan.Friedrich@kas.de +49 30 26996-3491