GENSAC 2020

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Gender Equal Small Arms Control: Towards Bullet-Proof Inclusion

20–21. February 2020, Berlin

Time
GENSAC – high level network meeting
From 08:00 Registration & Welcome Coffee – Genscher Forum
09:00 – 10:00 Comprehensive Regional SALW Control and Gender Perspectives: Amplifying Reach– Europasaal Opening by Ambassador Helga Barth, Deputy Director-General for Human Rights, International Development and Social Affairs, German Federal Foreign Office Welcome by David Steven, Senior Advisor, Pathfinders for Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies Introduction to the Core Themes and Format Moderated by: Dr. Hannah Dönges & Lisa Müller-Dormann, Conventional Arms Control & CSBM, German Federal Foreign Office (GFFO) What has first brought you to SALW control (1), gender (2) & Women, Peace and Security (3)?
10:00 – 10:30 Coffee Break and formation of groups – Genscher Forum
10:30 – 12:00 Working Group Window A and B – Towards Meaningful Inclusion across Regions Key questions 1. What are good practices from the region that enabled you to include a gender perspective in SALW control and make the link to the WPS agenda (i.e. normative/policy, practical)? 2. When, how and by who were they institutionalized, implemented, monitored and evaluated? What are the biggest hurdles to institutionalization of gender mainstreaming? How should these be included in regional arms control processes (Roadmap 2024, CARICOM, and West Africa)? Are there ways we could use GENSAC to close these gaps? 3. How can we improve the implementation, monitoring and measuring of progress? What would be the useful examples of (key performance) indicators that we should develop?
AI. Theme: Best Practices & Practical Lessons Learned from West & East Africa – Willy-Brandt-Saal Moderated by: Nikhil Acharya, Senior Technical Advisor, BICC-RECSA; Rapporteur: Nema Sagara, Colonel-major in the Malian Air Force Fr/Eng
AII. Theme: Best Practices & Practical Lessons Learned from the Western Balkans – Adenauer-Saal Moderated by : Slobodan Boskovic, Project Management Officer, OSCE; Rapporteur: Bojana Balon, Head, UNDP SEESAC BCMS/Eng
AIII. Theme: Best Practices & Practical Lessons Learned from Latin America and the Caribbean – Stresemann-Saal Moderated by: Katherine Aguirre Tobón, Senior Researcher, Instituto Igarape; Rapporteur: Mélanie Régimbal, Director, UNLIREC Eng/Span
12:00 – 13:30 Lunch Break – Genscher Forum
13:30 – 15:00 Working Group Window B – Towards Meaningful Inclusion Across Regions II – rotation of participants
15:00 – 15:15 Coffee Break – Genscher Forum
15:15 – 16:45 Working Group Window C– Cross-cutting issues Key questions 1. What are good practices in the cross-cutting theme that have bridged existing gaps? How should these be included in regional arms control processes (Roadmap 2024, CARICOM, and West Africa)? 2. When, how and by who were they institutionalized, implemented, monitored and evaluated? Are there ways we could use GENSAC to close these gaps? 3. How do we ensure sustainability and synergies between the development and arms control fields? How can GENSAC best complement existing efforts and foster institutionalization?
CI. Theme: Bridging the Gap between Women, Peace and Security and SALW Control – Committing to Action – Willy-Brandt-Saal Moderated by: Katja Böttcher, Political Affairs Officer Conventional Arms Branch, UNODA Rapporteur: Dr. Wiebke Rückert, Head of Division, Human Rights and Gender Issues, Federal Foreign Office, Germany Fr/Eng
CII. Theme: Developing Partnerships and Leveraging Influence through Existing Networks and the Institutionalization of specific training – Adenauer-Saal Moderated by: Dr. Christiane Agboton Johnson, Special Advisor to the General Director, Centre de Haute Etude de Défense et de Sécurité Rapporteur: Dr. Jean-Bosco Butera Special Adviser and Chief of Staff Office of The Special Envoy on Women, Peace and Security, African Union Commission BCMS/Eng
CIII. Theme: Increasing the Evidence Base for Gender Responsive Solutions to the Small Arms Problem – Stresemann-Saal Moderated by: Dr. Fairlie Chappuis, Senior Consultant, Pathfinders for Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies Rapporteurs: Mia Schöb, Gender Focal Point & Matthias Nowak, Senior Researcher, Small Arms Survey Eng/Span
16:45 – 17:45 Exchange on the Most Important Messages of the Day – Europasaal Moderated by: David Steven Senior Advisor, Pathfinders for Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies & Dr. Hannah Dönges, Attachée, Conventional Arms Control & CSBM, GFFO
18:00 – 19:30 Walk to the Boat Cruise and Dinner
Time
GENSAC – high level network meeting
From 08:30Registration & Welcome Coffee – Genscher Forum
09:00 – 10:00Comprehensive Regional SALW Control and Gender Perspectives: Bringing expertise and decision-making together – Europasaal
How do we ensure small arms control becomes more gender equal? Which commitments can we make today? What are main actions going forward?

Welcome Address by Susanne Baumann, Director-General for International Order, the United Nations and Arms Control, German Federal Foreign Office

Keynote by Dr. Renata Dwan, Director, UNIDIR

Launch of the Action Paper ‘Gender Responsive Small Arms Control in the Decade of Action for the SDGs: Accelerating Action for Global Violence Reduction’
– Dr. Liv Tørres, Director, Pathfinders for Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies

Tour de table
Moderated by: Dr. Liv Tørres, Director, Pathfinders for Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies

11:00 – 11:30Group Photo & Coffee Break – Genscher Forum
11:30 – 13:00Plenary on Workshop Findings: Insights from West & East Africa, the Western Balkans, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Role of GENSAC – Europasaal
How do we ensure meaningful participation and inclusion in regional small arms control processes? In which ways can regional centers on small arms control work with and amplify the voices of GENSAC members?
Inputs by:
Bojana Balon, Head, UNDP SEESAC
Mélanie Régimbal, Director, UNLIREC
Nema Sagara, Colonel-major, Malian Air Force
Nikhil Acharya, SeniorTechnical Advisor, BICC-RECSA
Moderated by: Dr. Hannah Dönges, Attachée, Conventional Arms Control & CSBM, GFFO
13:00 – 14:30Lunch Break – Genscher Forum
14:30 – 16:00Amplifying Gendered Knowledge and Expertise in Political Processes with Allies across Genders – Europasaal
How to turn political commitment into meaningful programming and policies? What role can mentoring and gender programs play in moving towards parity in representations, decision-making, and teams?

Presentations:
The Women´s Expert Network (WoX) – Nina Bernarding, Director, Centre for Feminist Foreign Policy (CFFP)
The OSCE/UNODA Scholarship for Peace and Security – Sintija Oškalne, Officer for Confidence and Security Building Measures, The OSCE Conflict Prevention Centre

Inputs by:
Armelle Tsafack
, Program Manager/Security Officer, WILPF Cameroon
Dr. Julia Monar, Director for Export Controls, German Federal Foreign Office
Stefan Feller, Senior Roadmap Coordinator, German Federal Foreign Office
Moderated by: Bojan Francuz, Program Associate, Pathfinders for Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies

16:00 – 16:30Coffee Break – Genscher Forum
15:15 – 16:45Final Plenary : Key Messages from the three thematic Rapporteurs & the Way Forward towards bullet proof inclusion – Europasaal
What are our next steps? How do we bridge the gaps between the WPS and Disarmament agendas? How do we increase the evidence base in the case for gender equal arms control? How can we make most use of GENSAC?

Video message by Izumi Nakamitsu, United Nations Under-Secretary-General of Disarmament Affairs

Inputs by:
Dr. Christiane Agboton Johnson, Special Advisor to the General Director, Centre de Haute Etude de Défense et de Sécurité
Dr. Jean-Bosco Butera, Special Adviser and Chief of Staff Office of The Special Envoy on Women, Peace and Security, African Union Commission
Dr. Anna Alvazzi del Frate, Senior Advisor, Small Arms Survey
Moderated by: Dr. Liv Tørres, Director, Pathfinders for Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies

Closing remarks: Susanne Baumann, Director-General for International Order, the United Nations and Arms Control, German Federal Foreign Office

18:00 – 19:30Reception – Genscher Forum
Federal Foreign Office Pathfinder Alliance Multilateralism