31 OCTOBER - 4 NOVEMBER 2022
Peace is Possible
Pre-registrations to attend GPW22 workshops are now open!
Geneva Peace Week is a leading annual forum in the international peacebuilding calendar in which organizations in Geneva and their international partners come together to share knowledge and practice on a diverse range of topics relating to the promotion of peace across contexts and disciplines.
Geneva Peace Week 2022 will take place both in-person and also online from 31 October to 4 November 2022. GPW seeks to create an increased number of spaces for physical, in-person meetings for professionals who are able to attend in Geneva. As the Geneva Peace Week brings together citizens and experts, thinkers and doers to share experiences, build knowledge and expertise, and empower everyone to work collectively towards peace, the opening and closing ceremonies of GPW are open to the general public and welcome everyone, on-site in Geneva. This year, there will however be no live streaming of these ceremonies. However recordings will be available on our Youtube page in the weeks following the GPW.
Meanwhile, recognizing that GPW has reached new audiences, the forum also prioritizes the participation of attendees who are based in cities outside of Geneva (over 70% of participants in 2021), with the possibility of joining online workshops.
The overarching theme of GPW22 is ‘Peace is Possible'. Geneva Peace Week 2022 will continue to build upon the thematic discussions that emerged in 2021, while creating spaces for contextualizing and discussing recent local and geopolitical developments, and how they impact the work of those working towards a more peaceful and just society globally. The thematic tracks for GPW22 have been developed and adjusted to build upon discussions from 2021, and to take them a step further.
The Online & In-person Workshops and Digital Series for Geneva Peace Week 2022 have been organized into four thematic tracks:
To find out more about the thematic tracks for GPW22, please click here.
These 75 minute sessions will take place online and in-person. They will be practitioner-led and facilitated with a high degree of interactivity, aimed at offering participants the opportunity to exchange and share knowledge, good practice, and peacebuilding skills to apply in their daily work. From 30 September 2022, attendees will be able to select and add in-person and online workshops to their agendas and pre-register to attend these. Due to the limited capacity of participants for both in-person and online workshops, attendees’ participation will be confirmed by e-mail between 24-28 October 2022.
Please click below, to view the full list of Online and In-person Workshops for GPW22.
The Digital Series feature contributions in which organizers develop their peacebuilding expertise, research, and stories into short, educational and digital formats (videos, podcasts, and other media). The Digital Series format has been adapted for the GPW22 edition to bring focus on information-sharing that is concise, but in-depth, with the goal of educating online audiences on peacebuilding topics related to GPW22.
In 2022, the Digital Series contributions will be around 15 minutes long and recorded panel discussions will no longer be included. The only Digital Series format that will have the possibility to be longer will be the documentary format (60 minutes). The Digital Series will be broadcasted on the GPW website and major streaming platforms (including YouTube and Spotify etc.) The Digital Series offers an opportunity for contributions to the frontline work of peace to continue beyond Geneva Peace Week, across geographical, cultural and temporal borders.
Please find below the Digital Series content list for GPW22.
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Geneva Peace Week is a flagship initiative of the Geneva Peacebuilding Platform in collaboration with the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID), the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG), and the Platform’s five partners – the Graduate Institute’s Centre on Conflict, Development and Peacebuilding (CCDP); the Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance (DCAF); the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP); Interpeace; and the Quaker United Nations Office, Geneva (QUNO). Geneva Peace Week is also supported by Switzerland.
This year, Geneva Peace Week 2022 is being powered by the Aventri Event Management Technology Platform. Their integrated platform has enabled the development of the GPW registration, app, networking features, website, and more.