IFOR event: Armed Conflicts and Peaceful Transition in Africa

IFOR Juba Conference: Armed Conflicts and Peaceful Transition in Africa Nov 12th

Date: November 12, 2022 | Category: IFOR

Ahead of its quadrennial 2022 Council which will start on November 14th in Juba, South Sudan, and will last a week, the International Fellowship of Reconciliation organizes an International event focusing on peace efforts in the African continent.

From the four corners of the world, artisans of non-violence, reconciliation and peace are meeting in the African city of Juba, South Sudan. On Friday 11th and Saturday 12th November 2022, the International Fellowship of Reconciliation (IFOR) -a spiritual based peace movement founded in 1914- will host a public Conference at the All Saints Cathedral Compound located in the heart of downtown Juba. Cordially welcome to follow this on site or online!

The Conference is open to the general public; women, men and young people from diverse backgrounds and cultures will reflect and share on the theme: “Armed Conflict and Peaceful Transition in Africa: Lessons from South Sudan and around the world”. On the 11th it is planned a plenary session starting at 15:00 (GMT+2). On the 12th there will be several thematic sessions starting at 9:30 till 17:30, (GMT+2).

The Conference will be in English, with translations in French and Spanish.

Wherever you are, individually or collectively, we invite you to join this public event, which will be both in person and streamed live on IFOR YouTube channel.


November 12th h 9:3012:30

Moderators: Lucia Haemmerle (FOR Austria) and Moses Monday (ONAD South Sudan)

Thematic sessions

Peacebuilding and Reconciliation process

Light Wilson (ONAD, South Sudan) Zoughbi zoughbi (WIAM – Conflict Transformation Center, Palestine) Peace Community San José de Apartadó (Colombia)

The Youth Factor: Youth, Violent Conflicts, and Nonviolent response

Makios Phiri (FOR Zimbabwe) Jac Sollis (FOR Wales)

Armed Conflict and Environment

Elisabeth Quintero (Serpaj, Argentina) Richard Okwera (Peace and Development Foundation-Africa, Uganda)

Women, Human Rights and Nonviolence in Africa

Angelina Ban (ONAD, South Sudan) Q&A Lunch break

Refusing to kill and engage in armed conflicts: the right to conscientious objection

Junior Nzita Nsuami (Paix pour l’enfant, DRC and Canada) Zaira Zafarana (IFOR UN rep and CO project manager) Park Garam, Jang (World Without War, Republic of Korea) Yuri Sheliazhenko (Pacifist Movement, Ukraine)

Nonviolent approaches to security issue and terrorism

Yawo Kakpo (MIR Togo) Q&A

Decolonisation and neo-colonisation in Africa today

Gregoire (MIR Benin) – Matt Meyer (IPRA, USA) – Rudolf Nsang (Cameroon/Ambazonia) – Hamma Ayna Maglaha (Western Sahara)

Faith based peacebuilding

Sheik Abdallah Baraj (Islamic Council, South Sudan) – Ruhi Das (BASTOB, Bangladesh)



Lotta Sjöström Becker (IFOR President)