Rethinking peacebuilding theory and practice: Enhancing peacebuilding initiatives with the integration of early childhood development

Date & Time: 
Monday, November 4, 2019 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
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Maison de la Paix See map, See map
Chemin Eugène-Rigot
Genève 1202

This event is co-hosted by Arigatou International, the Early Childhood Peace Consortium, End Violence Against Children, and Make Mothers Matter.

During this panel discussion, panelists and participants will:

  • Reflect on early childhood development programs and how they can contribute to peacebuilding processes;
  • Discuss how nurturing care and nurturing values and spirituality in the early years can contribute to foster a culture of peace;
  • Explore the role of religious leaders challenging harmful social and cultural norms, and advocating to transform laws and policies.


  • Dr. Bernadette Daelmans, Coordinator, Policy, Planning and Programmes, Department of Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health, World Health Organisation.
  • Ms. Valérie Bichelmeier, Vice President - Make Mothers Matter. Member of Early Childhood and Peace Consortium (ECPC)
  • Ms Aleksandra Jovic, Early Childhood Development Specialist – UNICEF Europe and Central Asia Regional Office
  • Ms. Maria Lucia Uribe, Director, Arigatou International - Geneva, and Convener of the International Consortium on Nurturing Values and Spirituality for the Prevention of Violence in Early Childhood.


  • Mr Peter Prove, Director of the Commission of the Churches on International Affairs – World Council of Churches

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