The Nordic Africa Institute


Gender and Peace in Africa:
Taking Stock of 20 Years With Resolution 1325

Time • 10 Mar 2020 14:00 - 18:00
Place • Museum of Mediterranean and Near Eastern Antiquities, Fredsgatan 2, Stockholm

Public symposium, free and open for all.

Limited seats - participation by registration only.

This year it has been twenty years since the UN Security Council unanimously adopted Resolution 1325. The objective is, among other things, to prevent wartime violations of women's rights and support women's participation in peace negotiations. What has been achieved so far? We have invited researchers and policy makers to assess the impact and relevance of the 'women, peace and security' agenda in an African context.

The symposium lasts for 2,5 hrs followed by a reception with mingle for 1,5 hrs.

Organisers: The Nordic Africa Institute and the Embassy of the Republic of Namibia to Sweden.


Welcoming address

  • Victor Adetula, Professor, the Nordic Africa Institute.
  • George Mbanga Liswaniso, Ambassador of Namibia to Sweden.

Focus on strategies and practices for promoting Resolution 1325 – lessons learnt and challenges post 2020 in an African and Nordic context.

Main speakers

  • Sintiki Tarfa Ugbe, Director Humanitarian and Social Affairs, ECOWAS Commission, Nigeria.


  • Anette Widholm Bolme, Unit for Peace and Human Security, SIDA, Stockholm
  • Elizabeth Penehafo Mboti, Ministry of Defence, Namibia.
  • Ancilla Nibigira, Rwanda Women’s Network, Kigali.
  • Sara Lindvall, Folke Bernadotte Academy, Stockholm.

Moderator / Chair

  • Diana Højlund Madsen, Senior Researcher, the Nordic Africa Institute.

There will be Q & A sessions


Reception with refreshments

Hosted by NAI and the Embassy of the Republic of Namibia to Sweden.

Registration for this event is now closed.

If you are interested in attending, please email Camilla Leetmaa - event and communications administrator, to request any available seats.

This event will be documented (photo, film, interviews).