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High Level Panel Session on SSR (East Africa): SSR in Burundi-Lessons & Challenges (Session 3: 02-10-12)

Moderator:Mr. Stephen Jackson, Chief of Staff, United Nations Office in Burundi (BNUB)

Major General Silas Ntigurirwa, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Defence
Mr. Maurice Mbonimpa, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Public Security
Mr. Charles Ndayiziga, Director, Centre d’Alerte de Prévention des Conflits (CENAP)


High Level Panel Session on SSR (East Africa): SSR in South Sudan_Lessons & Challenges (Session 2: 02-10-12)

Moderator: Ms. Hilde Johnson, UN SRSG in South Sudan and Head of UN Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS)

General Oyay Deng Ajak, Minister of National Security, South Sudan
Mr. Edmund Yakani, Coordinator, Community Empowerment for Progress Organisation (CEPO), South Sudan
Lieutenant General (Ret) Gebretsadkan Gebretensae, Executive Director, Centre for Policy Research and Dialogue (CPRD)


High Level Panel Session on SSR (East Africa): AU and UN Policy Frameworks, Key Issues & Emerging Trends ( Session 1: 02-10-12)

Moderator: General Lamine Cissé, former Chief of Defence Staff and Minister of Interior of Senegal, former UN SRSG in the Central African Republic (BONUCA) and SRSG for West Africa, UN Office for West Africa (UNOWA)

Speakers: Mr. Dmitry Titov, UN Assistant Secretary–General for Rule of Law and Security Institutions, Department of Peacekeeping Operations
Dr. Tarek A. Sharif, Head of the Defence and Security Division of the Peace and Security Department, African Union
Mr. Gabriel Negatu, Regional Director for the East Africa Resource Centre, African Development Bank (AfDB)


High Level Panel Session on SSR (East Africa): Opening Session and Keynote Speeches

Keynote Speakers:

Ambassador Sahle-Work Zewde, Director General of the UN Office at Nairobi(UNON)

Hon. Judah Katoo Ole Metito, MP, Minister of State for Provincial Administration and Internal Security, Kenya


Libyan women want to participate in security sector reform

One of the challenges facing Libya as it builds democracy following the fall of the Muammar Qadhafi regime is the reform of the security sector.

During the uprising, a number of Libyans took up arms to confront pro-Qadhafi government forces.

After the revolution, these fighters have to be either included in the national army and other parts of the security sector or reintegrated into civilian life.

Zahra Langhi, a gender specialist and civil society consultant tells UN Radio's Derrick Mbatha that Libyan women want to participate in this process.