Panelist for the High Level Segment (19 October 2017)

Dr. Achim Wennmann , Senior Researcher at the Centre on Conflict, Development and Peacebuilding (CCDP) of the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, and Executive Coordinator of the Geneva Peacebuilding Platform

Dr. Achim Wennmann is Senior Researcher at the Centre on Conflict, Development and Peacebuilding (CCDP) of the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, and Executive Coordinator of the Geneva Peacebuilding Platform, a network that connects the critical mass of peacebuilding actors, resources, and expertise in Geneva and worldwide. At the Platform, Achim leads the strategic and programme development, fundraising, and integrated knowledge management. He is also co-founder of the Peace Talks Initiative and of Geneva Peace Week, and co-facilitator of the Technical Working Group on Urban Safety and Peacebuilding. Achim is also an expert in economic perspectives on violent conflict, conflict resolution, and peacebuilding with his current research focuses on the transformation of armed groups, hybrid governance and political orders, and business and conflict in complex environments. He is author of over 60 publications including Business and Conflict in Fragile States: The Case for Pragmatic Solutions (with Brian Ganson; London: International Institute for Strategic Studies, 2016) and The Political Economy of Peacemaking (London: Routledge, 2011). In addition, Achim has a broad advisory experience for companies, private foundations, international organizations, and governments. He is also a member of the Editorial Board of Global Governance, and of the Expert Network of the Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime. Achim holds a Doctorate in International relations from the Graduate Institute in Geneva.