ADDU to hold Prospects for Post-Conflict Philippines summit

ADDU to hold Prospects for Post-Conflict Philippines summit

DAVAO CITY–In celebration of the International Month of Peace, the Ateneo de Davao University is holding a summit on Prospects for Post-Conflict Philippines on September 25, 2013 at the Finster Auditorium of the ADDU Jacinto campus. The summit hopes to present lucid discussions on realistic expectations for the success of the on-going peace talks and focus on two crucial post-conflict requirements for sustainable peace: security sector transformation and economic reintegration.

Regional Peace and Order Council chairperson and Davao del Norte Governor Rodolfo P. del Rosario shall deliver the keynote speech. Former Anak Mindanaw party-list Representative Ariel Hernandez shall present some successful examples of successful multi-stakeholder engagements at building and sustaining community peace in Mindanao.  There will also be updates on on-going peace processes, as well as lectures on post-conflict reconstruction to be delivered by Fermin Adriano and Nigel Robert of World Bank.

The event is jointly sponsored by the Working Group on Security Sector Reform of the Ateneo de Manila University Political Science Department, the Eastern Mindanao Command of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, and the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process. The summit hopes to bring together members of the academe, business, civil society groups, donor agencies, humanitarian organizations, the diplomatic community, the security sector, and local governance in the Eastern Mindanao area.

Registration opens at 8:00 am at the 7th Floor, Finster Hall on September 25. The program runs from 8:30am to 4:30pm. Those interested to attend may call 2212411 loc 8351 for inquiries and reservations. (PR)