Conferences on Armed Violence and Development in Nairobi and Rio de Janeiro

Activists and experts working on Armed Violence and Development (AV&D) gathered in two regional conferences in Nairobi on 2-3 November, and Rio de Janeiro on 8-9 November. The Quaker UN Office in Geneva organised the events with support from partners including Igarapé – Social Cooperation Agency, CLAVE, Peacenet Kenya and Oxfam GB. The meetings form part of a strategy to create sub-regional communities of practices on AV&D in preparation for the Geneva Declaration Summit, scheduled for the end of 2011. More