Photo: Hugh Rutherford.

Breaking Down the Silos: A Cooperative Approach to Humanitarian, Development and Peace Action is the third in a series of dialogue meetings co-hosted by the Nobel Peace Center and the World Food Programme, the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize laureate.

Time: Jun 17, 2021 14:00 - 15:00
Place: Online

Following the United Nations Secretary General’s call to break down the silos and adopt a more holistic approach in response to the growing humanitarian challenges, this dialogue will gather key stakeholders representing governments, intergovernmental organizations, civil society and private sector to discuss ways to translate these aspirations into strengthened cooperation on the ground.

Challenges, opportunities and the roles and responsibilities of the different actors will be identified. The dialogue will aim to complement existing efforts to develop a more cohesive and complementary approach to humanitarian, development and peace initiatives.


  • Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Former President of Liberia and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate 2011
  • Per Olsson Fridh, Minister for International Development Cooperation, Sweden
  • Fernanda Lopes Larsen, Executive Vice President for Africa and Asia, Yara
  • Stanlake Samkange, Senior Director Strategic Partnerships Division, UN World Food Programme
  • Mustafa Omar, Chief Executive Officer, Shelter For Life International
  • Mary-Ellen McGroarty, Representative and Country Director, WFP Afghanistan

Moderated by:

Kjersti Fløgstad, Executive Director, Nobel Peace Center, Oslo

The event will be streamed live from Nobel Peace Center's Facebook and YouTube channels.

Our series Exploring the Nobel Peace Prize is supported by Yara International


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