GPAJ will host this seminar with Ms. Lisa Reefke, Senior Political Affairs Officer of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) at JICA Ichigaya Conference Room.
16:00 Opening Remarks
Masakuni TANIMOTO, Secretary-General, GPAJ
“Prospect for Building Sustainable Peace in Afghanistan: Critical Analysis” Lisa REEFKE, Senior Political Affairs Officer, United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA)
16:45 Panel Commentators (subject to confirmation)
Ambassador Tadanori INOMATA, Professor and Advisor, Nagasaki University Office for Global Relations
Koji SAKANE, Senior Director, Office for Peacebuilding and Reconstruction, JICA
Hideaki SHINODA, Professor, Tokyo University of International Studies and Managing Director, Hiroshima Peacebuilders Center
17:00 Short break
17:05 Discussion by participants
Moderated by Ken INOUE, Special Advisor on Democratic Governance, JICA
17:50 Concluding remarks
Sukehiro HASEGAWA, President, Global Peacebuilding Association of Japan
Lisa REEFKE has been serving as Senior Political Affairs Officer with the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) since February 2019. She started her career at the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) in Geneva, followed by assignments with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Timor-Leste, as well as peace operations in Timor-Leste (United Nations Office in Timor-Leste – UNOTIL; and United Nations Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste – UNMIT); in Lebanon (United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon – UNIFIL); in Burundi (Office of the Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Conflict Prevention); and in South Sudan (United Nations Mission in South Sudan – UNMISS). She also served with the Office of Operations in the Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) in New York. Lisa studied Regional and Political Sciences as well as Public Law (including international and European law) at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhems-Universität in Bonn (Germany), at Ripon College (United States) and at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques (France).