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Geneva Peace Week is a collective action initiative facilitated by the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG), the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, and the Geneva Peacebuilding Platform in collaboration with the Swiss Confederation. By synchronizing meetings and events on different topics related to the promotion of peace during one week, Geneva Peace Week maximizes synergies between organizations in Geneva, focused on the cross-cutting nature of peace.

Geneva Peace Week underlines that each and every person, actor and institution has a role to play in building peace and resolving conflict. It also highlights that peace promotion occurs in many different contexts and cuts across disciplines and sectors. In this sense, Geneva Peace Week is an attempt to break down the silos which all-too-often characterize the international community and can limit more creative responses.

HAPSc event topic within Geneva Peace Week 2018 is the following:

In this multi-conflict world, where migration, poverty, inequalities and other types of crises have become the new “normal”, the challenges the societies are facing, have been increased, getting more and more complexed. In this regard, many efforts have been made in order to introduce technologies and innovative solutions towards a more sustainable world, such as mobile applications, artificial intelligence systems, augmented reality experiences and various projects. However, the real challenge would be how to engage different actors in the scope and use that these technologies can offer, so as to become effective tools within the peacebuilding process and management.

Speakers:

Ms. Afroditi Anastasaki (convener) - HAPSc' Main Representative in Geneva, MSc candidate in Innovation and Sustainability, specialisation in Standards, Governance and Sustainability, University of Geneva

Mr. Dimitris Mpatakis - HAPSc' Deputy Head of the Scientific Committee, MSc in International Health Policy, London School of Economics - "How technology can shape the future of peacebuilding"

Dr. Giannis Pollalis - Prof. of Economics, University of Piraeus / PhD. Business School, specialisation in Business Strategy & Information Systems Management, University of Pittsburgh

REGISTRATION PROCESS - please note:

Registration to the Eventbrite event page is recommended; however, for an official registration to get access to the Palais des Nations and the HAPSc' and EPLO's event, please do the following:

All participants and speakers who do not have a valid UNOG grounds pass must register via the
UNOG registration system - INDICO. You will then receive a single badge valid from 7 to 9
November 2018 and will be able to attend all events of Geneva Peace Week 2018 without further
additional registration.


In order to register two steps are required:

1) Step 1: Create an account in INDICO (if you do not already have one)
Create an account in INDICO at the following link: https://reg.unog.ch/user/register
If you already have an account, please log in.
The following video and frequently asked questions will help you to create your account and register:
Video: https://youtu.be/MK2yizBgZVs
FAQ: https://reg.unog.ch/faq
Please note that the UNOG online registration system works better with the following browsers: Edge, Firefox, Chrome, Safari or Opera.

2) Step 2: Register for the badge to the Palais des Nations here: https://reg.unog.ch/event/25892/
INDICO - UNOG will open the registration on Monday 24 September 2018

Registration will be open till the end of the Geneva Peace Week, however we encourage participants
to register as early as possible.
When you register online, you will first receive an email saying that their registration is pending
approval. Once it is approved, you receive another email informing that their request has been
approved or rejected. Participants must bring this confirmation (printed or electronic) in order to
receive a badge.
As Geneva Peace Week is a public meeting, UNOG will review and approve registration requests in
the system.

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