Principal NIPCONS was invited as Chief Guest to distribute the certificates at the Workshop organized by UNDP Pakistan on “Conflict Analysis Tools” for FATA, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan government on 29 November 2013
UNDP in partnership with the United Nations System Staff College organized a capacity building workshop on ‘Conflict Analysis Tools’ from 28 to 29 November at the Marriott Hotel, Islamabad.
“Peace and development go hand in hand, it is important to recognize that violence and conflict stands directly in the way of achieving development goals”, Mr. Ali Baz, Principal, National University of Sciences and Technology Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies, Chief Guest of the closing ceremony, said. He highlighted that today, more than 8,000 of Pakistan’s finest soldiers, men and women, serve in UN complex and challenging missions, making it the largest contributor of UN international peace and security activities.
Mr. Ali Baz said, “To address the emerging challenge of violence and turbulence in Pakistan, it’s important that all the stakeholders work together to identify the root causes of conflict rather than temporarily dealing with on-going or addressing the post-conflict scenarios only. NIPCONS and UNDP Pakistan are committed to provide capacity building opportunities and research based solutions in the areas of peacekeeping, peace building, conflict resolution and transformation”. He thanked Mr. Fabrizio Bilucaglia and Ms. Svenja Korth, UNSSC for conducting the comprehensive training workshop.
Ms. Tracy Vienings, Deputy Country Director (Programme), UNDP Pakistan said, “The workshop is significant in the context of Pakistan, especially considering the prevalent conflict situation in some parts of the country. UNDP and UNSSC have especially organized the training to equip government officials with conflict analysis tools to identify, manage, resolve and transform violence into development opportunities.”
The conflict sensitive approach to development, along with a number of different tools learnt during the workshop will enable government officials, policy makers and social mobilizers to devise strategies that will work towards political stability, peace and human security in conflict affected areas.
The workshop was attended by the Assistant Commissioners from Peshawar, Buner and Lower Dir, Senior Management of the FATA Disaster Management Authority, FATA Secretariat, PaRRSA/PDMA Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, key planning officers and NIPCONs.