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Add to Calendar 11/11/2018 09:00 13/11/2018 17:00 Africa/Casablanca The first edition of the Paris Peace Forum La Grande Halle de La Villette in Paris. *Description *: Founded by Sciences Po, the Körber Foundation, the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, the Institut français des relations internationales (IFRI), the Montaigne Institute and the French Republic, represented by the Foreign Affairs Ministry, the Paris Peace Forum is envisioned as a recurring, annual event to promote governance solutions ... La Grande Halle de La Villette in Paris OCP Policy Center false DD/MM/YYYY
Sunday, November 11, 2018 - 09:00 to Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 17:00

The first edition of the Paris Peace Forum

La Grande Halle de La Villette in Paris.

Description :
Founded by Sciences Po, the Körber Foundation, the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, the Institut français des relations internationales (IFRI), the Montaigne Institute and the French Republic, represented by the Foreign Affairs Ministry, the Paris Peace Forum is envisioned as a recurring, annual event to promote governance solutions in five key issues: peace and security, environement, development, new technologies, inclusive economy.

Inspired by the COP 21 model, the Paris Peace Forum will be a forum for discussion and debate with special emphasis on civil society initiatives and for sharing experiences and innovative solutions involving all the stakeholders in governance:

• Heads of State and Government leaders, local and national elected representatives;
• Regional and international organisations, especially UN agencies;
• Civil society in its broadest sense: companies, associations, NGOs, foundations, think tanks, media, trade unions, religious leaders, philanthropists, experts etc.
The Forum aims to demonstrate that there is still a momentum for collective action, both among states and civil societies as well as in the Global North and Global South. In order to move beyond populism and inter-state tensions, this forum offers the right setting for convening actors from around the world to launch formal initiatives, track-two exercises, mediations and bilateral dialogues. 
OCP Policy Center will sponsor the presentation of a governance project at the Paris Peace Forum submitted by Amilcar Romero, Founder and President of Ankawa International and Atlantic Dialogues Emerging Leader (ADEL) 2017 called "3d Printed Satellites for Territorial & Water Governance Program". It is a high-tech initiative from Ankawa International, Global Action Tank for Social Transformation based in Peru (Cusco), aiming to develop 3d printed satellites with sophisticated software capabilities in order to provide up-to-date information to developing countries on territorial and maritime governance. Deforestation, pollution, borders filtration, sanitary conditions on highly-populated areas, internet connection in rural areas, etc., are important information required to adopt policies on climate change, conflict-resolutions and human development. This kind of information is easily conveyed by technologies such as satellites, however, because of the price tag, only some countries can afford access to this technology. This project will provide this technology at an affordable price tag to the least developed countries.
OCP Policy Center will also be represented as part of the Middle East Strategic Dialogue, which has been selected by the Selection Committee of the Paris Peace Forum. In September 2018, The Shaikh Group has launched its Track II initiative "The Shaikh Group: Middle East Strategic Dialogue". Supported by the Institut Montaigne in Paris, the OCP Policy Center in Rabat, as well as the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, this project’s novel contribution consists in taking an “outside-in” approach to regional dialogue, by facilitating a series of consultations initially among former officials and senior experts from international powers - the United States, Russia, China, India and Europe - who are subsequently joined by regional actors. Since the difficulties in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region have reached an unprecedented level of complexity and concomitant corrosive effect in the international system, there is today a need for global powers to find common ground and greater understanding between themselves first, before engaging regional parties on a long-term framework for the future. The dialogue series aims to produce tangible policy recommendations for key capitals and international stakeholders on improved governance mechanisms to address the spread of insecurity and conflict in MENA. The initiative will run for up to three years and consist of three phases, which will cumulatively build on each other and are focused on: Phase 1) a strategic dialogue on the interests and approaches of global powers to the MENA region; Phase 2) dialogue among these powers and key regional actors, and Phase 3) arrival at conclusions and recommendations for key international stakeholders.


09:15 – 10:45

Session: Better Policy-Making : Matching Decision-Makers with Think-Thankers

• Burak AKCAPAR, Director for Policy Planning, Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs
• Karim EL AYNAOUI, Director-General, OCP Policy Center
• Maty NIKKHOU-O’BRIEN, former Executive Director, New Zealand Institute of International Affairs, Founder and Director, Diplosphere
• Stewart PATRICK, Director of the International Institutions and Global Governance Program, Council on Foreign Relations
• Oleg STEPANOV, Director for Policy Planning, Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
• Henry WANG, President, Center for China and Globalization

• Thierry DE MONTBRIAL, Founder and President, Institut français des relations internationales (IFRI)

11:45 – 12:45

Session : Global Powers and the Middle East: Meeting the challenge of cooperation
OCP Policy Center, Institut Montaigne, and the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs are co-partners of The Shaikh Group’s “Middle East Strategic Dialogue” project, which has been selected to be represented at the Paris Peace Forum. A public panel will take place on 12 November from 11:45 am to 12:45 am, bringing together high-level former officials and experts from the United States, Russia, China, India and Europe to discuss pressing regional issues and sources of instability in the Middle East, as well as constructive paths forward to address them sustainably.

• James LAROCCO, Former US Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near East Affairs
• Niu XINCHUN, Head of the Middle East Institute, China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations
• PR KUMARASWAMY, Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University
• John HOLMES, former UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator
• Dmitry TRENIN, Director, Carnegie Moscow Center

• Salman SHAIKH, Chief Executive Officer, The Shaikh Group

15:15 – 16:45

Session : Back to the Future: Debt, a Returning Challenge

• Hugh BREDENKAMP, Deputy Director, Department of Strategy, Policy and Review, International Monetary Fund (IMF)
• Karim EL AYNAOUI, Director-General, OCP Policy Center
• Jean PISANI-FERRY, Holder of the Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa Chair, European University Institute
• Odile RENAUD-BASSO, President, Club de Paris
• Kenichiro SASAE, President, the Japan Institut of International Affairs

• Yves TIBERGHIEN, Professor, University of Bristish Columbia

17:45 – 18:45

Session : Resilience to Violent Extremism: Innovative Approaches

• Abdelhak BASSOU, Senior Fellow, OCP Policy Center
• Nancy LINDBORG, President, the US Institute for Peace
• Michael SINGH, Managing-Director, the Washington Institute for Near East Policy

• Renaud GIRARD, Editor, Le Figaro


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About the Speakers :
  • Karim El Aynaoui

    Karim El Aynaoui is Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences of the Mohammed VI Polytechnic University. He is also Managing Director of OCP Policy Center, a think tank based in Rabat and serves as advisor to the CEO and Chairman of OCP Group, a global leader in the phosphate sector. From 2005 to 2012, he worked at Bank Al-Maghrib, the Central Bank of Morocco. He was the Director of Economics and International Relations, where he provided strategic leadership in defining and supporting monetary policy analysis and strategy. He was also in charge of the Statistical and International Relations Divisions of the Central Bank, led the research division and was a member of the Governor’s Cabinet. Before joining Bank Al-Maghrib, Karim El Aynaoui worked for eight years at the World Bank, both in its Middle Eastern and North Africa, and Africa regions as an economist. He has published papers, books and articles in scientific journals on macroeconomic issues in developing countries. Recently, he co-authored a book outlining a growth strategy for Morocco and was the guest editor of a special issue on food price volatility in Oxford Economic Papers. Karim El Aynaoui is a board member of the OCP Foundation, a member of the Strategic Advisory Board of the French Institute of International Relations (IFRI) and a member of the COP22 Scientific Committee. He also participates in the Malabo-Montpellier Panel. Karim El Aynaoui holds a PhD in economics from the University of Bordeaux, where he taught for three years courses in statistics and economics.

  • Abdelhak Bassou

    Abdelhak Bassou is a Senior Fellow at OCP Policy Center who focuses on Security Studies and Strategies and Defense. He occupied several offices within the Directorate General of the Moroccan National Security where he was Borders’ Division Chief from 1978 to 1993. He was the former Director of the Royal Institute of Police in 1998. He also served as the Chief of Regional Security (Errachidia 1999-2003, Sidi Kacem 2003-2005) and was also Head of the Central General Intelligence from 2006 to 2009.

    He also contributed to the output of several international organizations endeavors including the Council of Arab Interior Ministers from 1986 to 1992, where he represented the Directorate General of National Security in several meetings. Abdelhak Bassou holds a Master’s Degree in Political Science and International Studies from the Faculty of Law, Economics and Social Sciences of Agdal in Rabat.