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DAY 0: Wednesday 26 June 2013


Optional training session
Population-based surveys as a tool to measure armed violence: quality vs. value for money

This training session is aimed at experts working in institutions measuring and monitoring armed violence, as well as at persons working at policy and programming level that are working and using data generated by observatories.


Welcoming reception

Introduction and welcome remarks

DAY 1: Thursday 27 June 2013


Opening Interventions

Highlighting ‘why it matters’, providing the links between measuring and monitoring, programming and policy –making at local and global levels, identifying common objectives.



Session 1        
The common challenges of monitoring conflict, crime and violence
The session will address the question of the various challenges related to providing evidence for policy-development and programming as experienced by institutions active in different settings.



Tea/Coffee Break


Session 1 (continuation)






Session 2
Defining quality and minimal quality standards for armed violence monitoring systems
The session will look at different aspects of ‘quality standards’ for observatories, addressing questions such as ‘Quality for whom?’ and ‘Quality for what?’ The session will -for example- deal with issues such as ’value for money’, or feasibility and usability in challenging settings.


Introduction to Group Work

Participants are given instructions regarding the group work sessions. They are split into groups and relocate to break-away rooms.


Tea/Coffee Break


Session 2 (continuation)
Group work

Participants will work on generating quality principles on different issues related to the work of observatories, as well as on identifying useful guidance and tools that could be developed in order to support observatories and data users in their work.



Group Report back

Each group representative will have 10min to report back to plenary.




Group Dinner

At Layalina Restaurant

DAY 2: Friday 28 June 2013


Session 3

Incorporating data into (armed) violence reduction / prevention and peacebuilding programmes: Successful strategies and experiences
This session aims at identifying successful strategies and factors that facilitate the integration of analysis and research/data into programmes and processes of social transformation.





Coffee/Tea Break


Session 4
Building Indicators Towards a Common Frame for Conflict, Crime and Violence (CCV) Monitoring?

Interventions at various levels need indicators in order to show the evolution of violence and the impact of the programs.  This session will address the question of working towards building coherent common indicators for CCV relevant for policies and programming and discuss the need for comparability versus adaptation to local needs.



Conclusions and Closing of the event

  • Facilitator: Yann-Cédric QUÉRO | World Homicide Survey
  • Reactions from the discussants of the sessions




12:30- 14:00

Public event (optional): Peacebuilding in the City: Learning from Urban Safety Practitioners
This event interrogates the experience from urban safety practitioners working in peacebuilding contexts.  It will also relates the information and analysis needs for urban peacebuilding to community policing strategies that have a record in creating confidence between citizens and state institutions, or community members and police forces.