Online Digital Series

Special Event

Online Event

Online Digital Series

Geneva Peacebuilding Platform
  • 02/11/2023 @ 13:30 - 14:30
  • Online

Embark on a digital journey at our interactive online event “Digital Series”. Delve into the rich tapestry of topics featured in the GPW23 digital products, curated by passionate creators. Participants have the unique opportunity to engage directly with the creators in dedicated breakout rooms on Zoom. Jump from one insightful discussion to another, connecting, learning, and discussing with contributors about GPW23 digital content.

Media supporting equality in Ukraine – Q&A

This is a Q&A session to engage with the audience and learn more about BBC Media Action’s work around using media to build more equal and inclusive societies in Ukraine. We have worked with Suspilne, Ukraine’s public service broadcaster, on challenging stereotypes of gender and LGBTQI+ communities, and supporting the civic and political participation of women and LGBTQI+ communities. The work has included the production and broadcast of a short film series focusing on the invisible and diverse heroes of the war in Ukraine, including women and people from LGBTQI+ communities. The films explore the challenges, decisions and strengths these communities are demonstrating and highlight their contributions to society and the war effort, and ultimately the stories ask the audience to recognise the importance of including women and people from LGBTQI+ communities in key decision-making. The session showcases how media content can help to foster more inclusive attitudes towards marginalised communities, support social cohesion and build resilience to mis- and disinformation.


  • Anne Liedloff, Project Manager, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, BBC Media Action

Global changes and crises such as climate change, heightened risk of natural disaster, migration and displacement, socio-economic injustices and pandemics have effects that trickle from the global or international level down to national, local and community levels. These are challenges that must be addressed at multiple levels of governance to future-proof peace and development gains. However, the linkages between the local, national and global levels of governance are often weak. This does not only impair the potential to manage risk - it also erodes the trust of local communities and individuals in the institutions and systems that are preconditions for sustained peace. In fragile and conflict-affected settings, mechanisms for stimulating participatory Multi-Level Governance, rooted in local-level priorities, have the potential to address grievances and build trust between people and the public authorities that serve them, thereby contributing to peacebuilding efforts at local and global scale.

From Local to Global Governance: a UNDP podcast on how multi-level governance can contribute to sustaining peace

This virtual breakout session brings together experts, practitioners and event participants to discuss new data and findings on the role of multi-level governance in sustaining peace in fragile and conflict-affected settings. The discussion emphasizes definitions, demands and tools for strengthening multi-level governance in fragile and conflict-affected settings. The session also highlights the potential of multi-level governance to strengthen people-centered recovery that addresses grievances, including those at the heart of conflict. The purpose is to demonstrate approaches and tools that hold potential to enhance legitimacy and trust in State-society relations, ultimately contributing to peacebuilding and increased stability. Furthermore, the breakout session will provide an opportunity for participants to engage in a Q&A round and discuss with experts in this field.



  • Amita Gill, Team Leader Core Government Functions and Local Governance, UNDP Crisis Bureau
  • Jan Schroeder, Managing Partner, Minds & Makers
  • Michael Breen, Lecturer in Public Policy, University of Melbourne
  • Mizuho Yokoi, Head of Stabilization, UNDP Nigeria
  • Celina Menzel, Policy Specialist Core Government Functions and Local Governance, UNDP Crisis Bureau (Moderator)