As part of the Bonn Peace Days 2019 and on the occasion of the International Peace Day on 24 September 2019, the following panel discussion will take place in Bonn:
Development policy in Syria?
Humanitarian aid, reconstruction and peace-building facing difficult challenges
The panelists of the discussion are Ralf Südhoff (Director of the CHA), Volker J. Oel (Head of Economics at the BMZ Bonn), Dr. Salam Said (economist at the Free University of Berlin) and Serdar Yüksel (SPD member of the NRW State Parliament and member of the Supervisory Board of UNO-Flüchtlingshilfe e.V.).
The discussion will revolve around the following questions:
- How can aid and reconstruction programmes be designed to benefit all parts of the population?
- What conditions must be met for the return of internally displaced persons and those who have fled abroad?
- How can aid be implemented in a “conflict-sensitive” way in ongoing conflicts?
- What role can Europe play in dealing with war crimes and crimes against humanity?
- How can war crimes be reappraised and condemned?
- How can aid be prevented from being perceived as biased and from supporting and legitimising the established regime?
The moderator Dr. Elke Grawert (Bonn International Center for Conversion – BICC) will also ask Syrian scholarship holders from Bread for the World and the Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation (FES) for short contributions.
For further information on the event and for the registration form, please visit the website of the NRW State Office of FES. Please note that the event will be held in the German language.
The panel discussion is a joint event of the Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation (FES), the Working Group on Peace and Development (FriEnt), the aid organisation Bread for the World and the Bonn International Center for Conversion (BICC) in cooperation with the City of Bonn.
The event is part of the Bonn Peace Days 2019. Information on other participating organisations and side-events can be found on the website of the Netzwerk Friedenskooperative (in the German language).