Dialogue Program

Oct 31, 20162016 - Dialogue

Fourth Annual Civil Society Dialogue on The Australian National Action Plan on  Women, Peace and Security

Thursday, 13th October 2016

The National Museum of Australia, Canberra

8:30 Registration
9:00 Welcome and acknowledgement of country by Professor Jacqui True, Director of Monash GPS
9:05 Opening address by Dr Alan Ryan, Executive Director of the Australian Civil-Military Centre
9:20 Government response to interim review
Chair – Dr Ludmilla Kwitko, WILPF

●     Colonel Brad Orchard, Director National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security, Australian Defence Force

●     Ms Rachel Livingston,  Senior Advisor, Office for Women

●     Ms Sally Moyle, Principal Sector Specialist, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

●     Assistant Commissioner Scott Lee, National Manager International Operations, Australian Federal Police

Panel discussion followed by audience Q & A
11:00                                                 Morning Tea Break (20 mins)
11:20 Case Study (Parallel Session: Iraq/ Syria OR Bougainville)


WPS in Iraq and Syria (Garden room)

Chair –Ms Susan Hutchinson, Australian Civil Society Coalition on WPS

●     Ms Laura Grant, Senior Policy Advisor, Humanitarian, World Vision Australia

●     Ms Natalya Wells, Policy & Political Affairs Officer, International Committee of the Red Cross

●     Dr Katherine Mimilidis, Assistant Director- Humanitarian Policy and Partnerships, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Panel discussion followed by audience Q & A
WPS in Bougainville (Peninsula room)

●     Chair –Mr Greg Fry, ANU

●     Ms Isabel Koredong, Programme Coordinator, Bougainville Women’s Federation

●     Ms Michele Rumsey, Director WHO Collaborating Centre, University of Technology Sydney

●     Mr Charlie Jebb, Bougainville Unit Manager, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

12:40                                                      Lunch (40 minutes)
1:20 Emerging Issues and their intersection with Women, Peace and Security
●     Chair – Ms Gemma Muir,  Research Policy and Advocacy Coordinator, IWDA

●     CVE – Associate Professor Laura Shepherd, University of New South Wales

●     Displacement – Ms Chanelle Taoi, Legal Officer, UNHCR

●     Humanitarian Response – Ms Jenny Lee,  Assistant Director- Women, Peace and Security, Australian Civil-Military Centre

Presentations followed by facilitator led discussions
2:50 Address by Ms Bandana Rana,  UN CEDAW Committee Expert & Strategic Director of Saathi
Introduced by Mr Marc Purcell, Executive Director, Australian Council for International Development


Presentation followed by audience Q & A
3:30                                                   Afternoon Tea (15 minutes)
3:45 Evaluating the NAP: Evaluate Government progress against the NAP and outline a process for Civil Society Involvement in the next NAP
●     Chair –Dr Katrina Lee-Koo, Deputy Director,  Monash GPS Group work
4:45 – 5:00 Concluding remarks – Dr Anu Mundkur, Australian Civil Society Coalition on WPS