The Founder and Executive Director of ACCORD, Vasu Gounden, was invited by the Women in Security Conflict Management and Peace (WISCOMP), based in New Delhi, to be a resource person at their International Symposium on Dialogue Process, which was held from 15-17 March 2008.
ACCORD will host a ‘Women in Dialogue for Peace in Africa’ study tour and exchange programme to South Africa, for representatives of women’s groups (civil society and government) from five African countries which are in various stages of conflict transformation.
The Founder and Executive Director of ACCORD, Vasu Gounden, was invited by the Commonwealth Secretariat in London to be a resource at the Eighth Commonwealth Women’s Affairs Ministers Meeting (8WAMM), which was held in Kampala, Uganda from 11–14 June 2007.
ACCORD’s Programmes’ Co-ordinator, Ms. Pravina Makan-Lakha, has been invited to attend the African Feminist Forum Meeting in ACCRA, Ghana from 15-19 November. The meeting will be a historical gathering of African thinkers, practitioners and activists in the gender field. ACCORD has been involved in the gender mainstreaming process on the continent for the past few years, and has recently launched a “Women in Conflict” Project.
Pravina Makan-Lakha, General Manager: Operations at ACCORD, has been nominated to participate at the Vital Voices Trans Regional Exchange: Women Leaders building Peace and Prosperity meeting taking place in Northern Ireland.
The United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations has organised a strategy workshop with women’s constituencies from troop and police contributing countries. The workshop takes place from 7-9 February 2007 in Pretoria, South Africa.