Chair: Ms Izumi Nakamitsu, Director, Division for Policy, Evaluation and Training, United Nations
Working Group I: Enabling Leadership through Effective Participation in Decision Making – What are the Next Steps?
Focus: Recognising recent progress in enhancing consultations between actors taking decisions on peace operations with those that contribute with human resources, the session sought to identify the next steps that need to be taken in order to make the necessary progress to develop an integrated and effective leadership for peace operations, involving all key actors.
Desired Result and Outcome: A better understanding of what should be done in order for the international community to develop a true unity of purpose, effort, operations and achievements.
Chair: Dr Matthew Rowland, Head, Peacekeeping Team, Conflict Group, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, United Kingdom
Presenters: Mr Amr El Sherbini, Director, United Nations Division, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Egypt, Non-Aligned Movement
Maj. Gen. (Retd.) Robert Gordon, Former Force Commander, UNMEE, Senior Advisor, Challenges Forum, United Kingdom
Dr Alexandra Novosseloff, Senior Advisor, Ministry of Defence, France
Challenges Considerations Study, A Review of its implementation and its Impact for Mission Leadership by Maj. Gen. (retd.) Robert Gordon Senior Adviser Challenges Forum
Working Group II: Enabling Military Contributions
Focus: The session explored and discussed practical ways forward that can contribute to the enhancement and effectiveness of the military dimension of
peace operations, including addressing the requirements for effective finance, mobility assets and logistic support.
Desired Result and Outcome: A better understanding of the key complexities that need to be addressed and an identification of practical steps that can be taken to enhance the military dimension of peace operations.
Chair: Brig. Gen. Dennis Gyllensporre, Director Future Planning, Armed Forces / Sweden
Presenters: Dr Alaa Abdal Aziz, Head of Programmes Unit, Cairo Regional Center for Training on Conflict Resolution and Peacekeeping in Africa / Egypt
Prof William Flavin, Head, Doctrine and Concepts, Unites States Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute / United States
Maj. Gen. Amir Yehia Eldamhougy, Ministry of Defense / Egypt
Enabling Military Contribution by Mr Jake Sherman Center on International Cooperation
and Dr Alaa Abdal Aziz,Cairo Regional Center for Training on Conflict Resolution and Peacekeeping in Africa / Egypt
Results of Working Group II, presented by Chair: Brig. Gen. Dennis Gyllensporre
Working Group III: Enabling Civilian Contributions
Focus: The session focused on assessing the status of the civilian capacity review and its implementation – what has been achieved and what is the optimal way ahead? What needs to be done, how, by whom and when?
Desired Result and Outcome: A better understanding of the current issues and requirements that need to be addressed in order to enhance the civilian contribution from the South as well as the North to multidimensional peace operations.
Chair: Dr Jim Rolfe, Acting Director, Australian Civil-Military Centre /Australia
Speakers: Dr Istifanus Zabadi, Dean, African Centre for Strategic Research and
Studies, National Defence College / Nigeria
Ms Wibke Hansen, Acting Deputy Director, Centre of International Peace Operations / Germany
Mr Ihab Awad Moustafa, Senior Officer, Peacebuilding Commission Support Branch,
Peace Building Support Office / United Nations
Capt. (Retd.) Johan Potgeiter, Acting Head, Training for Peace Programme, Institute for Security Studies / South Africa
Working Group IV: Enabling Police and Corrections Contributions
Focus: The session sought to explore ways in which to build on developments in the police and corrections dimension of peace operations, to high-light current bottle-necks and identify ways in which to move forward in the most inclusive and effective way.
Desired Result and Outcome: A better understanding of the current challenges, and what implementation of already launched initiatives is still required, as well as what additional steps need to taken to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of the police and corrections contribution to peace operations.
Chair: Dr Ann Livingstone, Vice President, Pearson Peacekeeping Centre / Canada
Speakers: Mr Mohammad Azim Arshad, Team Leader, Standing Police Capacity, Police Division, Department of Peacekeeping Operations / United Nations, and Deputy Inspector General of Police / Pakistan
Ms Lisa Löfquist, Policy Officer, Peace Support Operations Unit, National Bureau of Investigation / Sweden and Ms Agneta Johnson, Project Manager EU and UN Affairs, National Prison and Probation Service / Sweden
Mr Robert Leggat, Head of Corrections, UNMISS / United Nations
Enabling Police and Corrections Contributions by Dr Ann Livingstone, Vice