As part of the Alliance for Peacebuilding's Annual meeting, World Vision's Michelle Garred, Associate Director of Peacebuilding, will join Rachel Locke, Senior Conflict and Peacebuilding Advisor at U.S. Agency for International Development on a panel on Participatory Macro-Conflict Analysis, moderated by Lisa Schirch, Director of Human Security, Alliance for Peacebuilding.

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Lisa Schirch is AfP’s Director of Human Security. She is also a research professor of peacebuilding at Eastern Mennonite University’s Center for Justice & Peacebuilding. She is currently working with global civil society partners and key security sector experts to write a curriculum on security force-civil society relations. With 25 years of experience in on-the-ground peacebuilding in Afghanistan and 25 other countries, Lisa trains security forces, governments, and international organizations to work in partnership with civil society peacebuilding efforts. She holds a BA in International Relations from the University of Waterloo, Canada, and an MS and PhD in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from George Mason University. A former Fulbright Fellow in East and West Africa, Lisa has written five books and numerous articles on conflict prevention and peacebuilding. Her latest book is Conflict Assessment and Peacebuilding Planning: Toward a Participatory Approach to Human Security.

Rachel Locke is USAID's working level representative to the OECD-DAC International Network on Conflict and Fragility as well as the International Dialogue on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding. Support technical input to all INCAF and International Dialogue reports, policy guidance and coordination functions. Other areas of office support include serving on the Africa Team (former Team Lead), including leading conflict assessments, assisting in evaluations and program design. Office lead on research area of transnational organized crime, conflict and fragility. Finally support the training team with curriculum design, training facilitation and coordination.

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