Workshop - UCLG City of Bogotá Peace Prize Finals

Workshop - UCLG City of Bogotá Peace Prize Finals

13 october
18.00 to 19.30
Venue: 
S3

Description

The UCLG City of Bogotá Peace Prize is a triennial award for (a coalition of) local governments that have implemented initiatives in conflict prevention, conflict resolution or peace building, that are proven to have had a significant positive impact. The prize aims to contribute to full acknowledgement of the important but often overlooked role of local governments as peace building actors, thus creating a more effective approach to conflict resolution.
Supported by UCLG and its members, the UCLG Peace Prize has been made possible by contributions, financial and in terms of content, by the City of Bogotá, the Provincial Council of Barcelona, the Dutch NGO PAX and VNG International, the international cooperation agency of the VNG.
The high-level jury of the UCLG City of Bogotá Peace Prize has selected the five finalists for the prize. In this session, these finalists will present their initiatives for the jury and audience. The jury will decide on the winner after the session and the prize will be awarded during the General Assembly on 14 October.

Moderator

Ton Rombouts

Mayor of Den Bosch, Vice-Chair of UCLG Committee on Development Cooperation and City Diplomacy (DCCD), Chair of International Advisory Commission of Association of Netherlands Municipalities (VNG)

Jury Members

Rafael
Grasa
Former President of International Catalan Institute for Peace
Aisa
Kirabo
Deputy Executive Director of UN-Habitat, Former Mayor of Kigali
Janny
Vliestra
Former Senator of Netherlands, Former Vice President of Platform Municipal Peace Policy

Speakers

Josep Lluis
Alay
Commissioner for International Relations of Province of Barcelona
Gustavo
Arboleda Cruz
Mayor Ethnic Affairs Advisor of Palmira
Rommel C.
Arnado
Mayor of Kauswagan
Daniel
Eloko Nsala
Administrator of Shabunda
Rocio
Gutierrez Cely
Peace Advisor of Cali
Jairo
Jorge da Silva
Mayor of Canoas
Dion
van den Berg
Senior Policy Advisor of Pax for Peace