Theme: “Peacebuilding Interventions and Local Ownership”
Guest Lecturer: Joseph N. Sany, Ph.D., Technical Advisor in the Civil Society and Peacebuilding Department (CSPD) of FHI 360
Tune in on our website or call +1- (323) 642-1236 on Saturday, July 23, 2016 at 2 PM in Eastern Time (New York time, U.S.A.) to listen to the lecture and add your voice to the conversation.
This lecture brings together two important notions: peacebuilding interventions -funded by international development agencies- and the question of local ownership of such interventions. In doing so, Dr. Joseph Sany will examine important issues that conflict intervenors, development agencies, and local populations often encounter: assumptions, dilemmas, worldviews, and risks of foreign driven interventions in war torn societies and what these interventions mean for local actors. Approaching these questions from the lenses of a practitioner and a researcher, and drawing on his 15 years of experience as a consultant with international development agencies and his current work as Technical Advisor at FHI 360, Dr. Sany will discuss practical implications, and share lessons learned and best practices.
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Distinguished Guest: James Fenelon, Ph.D., Director of Center for Indigenous Peoples Studies and Professor of Sociology, California State University, San Bernardino.
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