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Source: Government of Norway

Live streaming of the event will be soon be available here.

Norway’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide invites experts on women’s participation and leadership in peacebuilding and conflict prevention to a dialogue on challenges and opportunities for the participation of women in peace processes in the times of COVID-19.

The audience is invited to submit questions before and during the event using this website and the code 10121. Selected questions will be presented to the panellists by the moderator.

Panellists include:

Mr. Miroslav Jenča, the United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs since 2015.

Mr. Geir O. Pedersen, the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Syria.

Ms. Mavic Cabrera Balleza, Chief Executive Officer of The Global Network of Women Peacebuilders (GNWP), a coalition of women’s groups and other civil society organizations from conflict-affected countries all over the world.

Ms. Sanam Naraghi-Anderlini, Founder and Executive Director of International Civil Society Action Network (ICAN) and Director of Centre for Women, Peace and Security at the London School of Economics.

Ms. Sylvia R. Thompson, leading a mediation and dialogue effort in Yemen for the Crisis Management Initiative (CMI).


Ms. Lyse Doucet, award winning Chief International Correspondent and Senior Presenter for BBC World News television and BBC World Service Radio.


Ms. Marita Sørheim-Rensvik Marita Sørheim-Rensvik is the Special Envoy for Women, Peace and Security at the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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