Marcelo F. Aebi

Marcelo F. Aebi is Professor of Criminology and Vice-director of the School of Criminal Sciences at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. He is also Visiting Professor at the Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain. His main research topics include juvenile delinquency, comparative criminology, corrections, methodology, drugs and crime, and victimization and self-reported delinquency studies. He is author or co-author of more than one hundred scientific publications. He has been a visiting fellow at the Rutgers School of Criminal Justice (New Jersey, United States of America) and at the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law (Freiburg, Germany) as well as Vice-director and Professor of criminology at the Andalusian Institute of Criminology of the University of Seville (Spain). Marcelo F. Aebi is also a consultant expert of the Council of Europe and the European Commission, a member of the European Sourcebook Group, as well as the Executive Secretary of the European Society of Criminology.


Anna Alvazzi del Frate

Anna holds a degree in Psychology, a post-graduate diploma in Sociology and Research Methodology and a Doctorate in Criminology (University of Bologna, Italy). She worked as a Research Officer at the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI), and at the United Nations Office for Drug and Crime Control (UNODC). She is currently the Research Director at the Small Arms Survey. Her main areas of research include crime prevention, crime statistics, corruption, transnational organized crime and illegal markets, comparative criminal justice systems, and gender-related issues.

Juma Assiago

Mr Assiago is a social scientist and works as an Urban Safety Expert with UN HABITAT.   He joined the Safer Cities Programme of UN-HABITAT in 1999 assisting governments and other city stakeholders to build capacities at the city level to adequately address urban insecurity and to contribute to the establishment of a culture of prevention in developing countries.  He has served in various UN inter-agency coordinating processes and technically supported various international youth crime prevention and governance processes. He is also involved in developing safety tools and approaches in urban contexts, particularly those targetted at social crime prevention. His main thematic area of focus is on youth crime and delinquency in cities. He has also participated and presented papers in several international conferences on youth and children empowerment.  He is also currently involved in developing the Global Network on Safer Cities (GNSC) as part of the strategic planning process of the Safer Cities Programme which among others is defining the key role of the police in urban development and developing a network structure taking into consideration the governance of safety and safety in public spaces. 

Mark Bellis

Professor Mark Bellis is Director of the Centre for Public Health (at Liverpool John Moores University, UK); a World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Violence Prevention. He also directs the North West Public Health Observatory, the lead UK observatory for public health intelligence on violence, drugs and alcohol. Mark is on the Scientific Expert Advisory Panel to the Home Office (UK) and is an Honorary Consultant in Health Protection with the Health Protection Agency. Professor Bellis is the UK Focal Point on Violence and Injury Prevention to the World Health Organization, a founding member of the WHO Global Violence Prevention Alliance (VPA) and he directs Club Health, an international initiative sharing good practice on nightlife health and security.

Gilles Carbonnier

Gilles Carbonnier is professor of development economics at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva. He is editor-in-chief of the International Development Policy series and deputy director of the Centre on Conflict, Development and Peacebuilding. His teaching and research focus on energy and development, the governance of extractive resources, international cooperation and humanitarian action, and the political economy of war and peacebuilding. He is also a board member of Doctors without Borders, chairing the finance committee of MSF-CH, and member of the Guilé Engagement Team, an investor that support the UN Global Compact. Before joining the Graduate Institute, Gilles Carbonnier has gained 18 years of professional experience in international trade negotiations, development cooperation and humanitarian action.

Innocent Chukwuma

Mr. Innocent Chukwuma is a leading researcher on police, policing and criminal justice reform in Nigeria as well as the founder and director of CLEEN Foundation, a non government organization that promotes public safety, security and accessible justice in Nigeria. 

Helen Clark

Helen Clark became the Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on 17 April 2009, and is the first woman to lead the organization. She is also the Chair of the United Nations Development Group, a committee consisting of the heads of all UN funds, programmes and departments working on development issues.

Prior to her appointment with UNDP, Helen Clark served for nine years as Prime Minister of New Zealand, serving three successive terms from 1999 - 2008. Throughout her tenure as Prime Minister, Helen Clark engaged widely in policy development and advocacy across the international, economic, social and cultural spheres.

Under her leadership, New Zealand achieved significant economic growth, low levels of unemployment, and high levels of investment in education and health, and in the well-being of families and older citizens. She and her government prioritized reconciliation and the settlement of historical grievances with New Zealand’s indigenous people and the development of an inclusive multicultural and multi-faith society.

Helen Clark came to the role of Prime Minister after an extensive parliamentary and ministerial career. Between 1987 and 1990, she was a Minister responsible for first, the portfolios of Conservation and Housing, and then Health and Labour. She was Deputy Prime Minister between August 1989 and November 1990. From that date until December 1993 she served as Deputy Leader of the Opposition, and then as Leader of the Opposition until winning the election in November 1999.

Prior to entering the New Zealand Parliament, Helen Clark taught in the Political Studies Department of the University of Auckland. She graduated with a BA in 1971 and an MA with First Class Honours in 1974. She is married to Peter Davis, a Professor at Auckland University.

Sarah F. Cliffe

Sarah F. Cliffe has worked for the last twenty years in countries emerging from conflict and political transition, covering Afghanistan, Burundi, CAR, DRC, Guinea Bissau, Ethiopia, Haiti, Indonesia, Liberia, Rwanda, Sudan, South Africa, and Timor-Leste.

Prior to joining the World Bank, she worked for the United Nations Development Program in Rwanda, the Government of South Africa, and the Congress of South African Trade Unions, as well as for a major management consultancy company in the United Kingdom on public sector reform issues. She holds degrees in History and Economic Development from Cambridge and Columbia Universities.

Since joining the Bank, her work has covered post-conflict reconstruction, community driven development and civil service reform. She was Chief of mission for the Bank’s program in Timor-Leste from 1999 to 2002; led the Bank’s Fragile and Conflict-Affected Countries Group from 2002-2007; and was Director of Strategy and Operations for the East Asia and Pacific Region from 2007-2009. She was Special Representative and Director for the World Development Report 2011 on Conflict, Security, and Development from 2009-2011. She is currently on secondment to the United Nations as Special Adviser, Civilian Capacities.

Jairo Jorge da Silva

He graduated in journalism and from 1993 to 2000 practiced in many television networks. He also had executive roles as Chief of Staff to the Minister of Education, Assistant Secretary and, finally, as Acting Minister, he represented the Brazilian Government on official missions in Spain, Costa Rica, Portugal, France and Argelia. By the year 2008, he was Dean of Community Affairs of the Lutheran University of Brazil (ULBRA) and for more than 20 years he has acted in public life works. Before being elected Mayor, he had already been a candidate to Canoas City Hall in 1985, being then the youngest candidate for mayor in Brazil. He was also councilman from 1988 to 1992, the most voted at that time. Elected Mayor of Canoas from 2009 to 2012, he currently chairs the Association of Municipalities of the Metropolitan Area of Porto Alegre (GRANPAL).

Elaine K. Dezenski

Bachelor's in International Relations, Wheaton College, Norton, Massachusetts. Master's in Public Policy, Georgetown University. Formerly: management positions, Transportation Division, Siemens Corporation; 2000-01, Legis Fellow, Brookings Institution; Special Assistant, US Department of Transportation; Assistant Secretary and Deputy Assistant Secretary, US Department of Homeland Security; Senior Vice-President, Global Government, Cross Match Technologies. Managing Director, Global Security Initiative for the 21st Century, Interpol; 2009-10, Director, Global Strategies, Georgia Tech Research Institute. Since July 2010, Senior Director, Head of Risk Response Network, World Economic Forum.

Luke Dowdney

Luke Dowdney MBE is the founder and director of Fight for Peace (FFP), an international non-profit organisation which uses boxing and martial arts combined with education and personal development to realise the potential of young people in communities that suffer from crime and violence.

Luke founded FFP in Rio de Janeiro in 2000 and is now replicating the programme internationally. The FFP Academy in East London was opened in 2007. Luke is also the founder and was coordinator of the Children and Youth in Organised Armed Violence Programme (COAV) at Viva Rio in Brazil.

Luke has a masters degree in social anthropology from the University of Edinburgh (Scotland) for which he wrote his dissertation on violence and the lives of Brazilian street children. Luke is the author of Children of the Drug Trade: a case study of children in organised armed violence that focuses on the role of minors in Rio de Janeiro’s drug factions, and Neither War nor Peace which compares the armed role of children and youth in armed groups in 10 non-war countries across four continents.

Luke was a keen amateur boxer; in 1995 he was British Universities Light-Middleweight boxing champion and has coached youth boxers in Brazil at FFP since 2000. In June of 2004 Luke was awarded an MBE by Queen Elizabeth II for ‘services to the prevention of child exploitation and violence in Brazil’. During 2006 Luke became an Ashoka Fellow and received and UnLtd Level 2 Award for his work as a social entrepreneur. In April 2007 Luke won the prestigious ‘Sport for Good Award’ at the Laureus World Sports Awards in Barcelona. In 2008 Luke was invited by Tony Blair to be an Ambassador for Beyond Sport and in 2009 Luke was made a Young Global Leader by The Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, a sister organizations of the World Economic Forum.

In May, 2011, Luke launched Luta Limited, a new fightwear and lifestyle clothing brand that brings together real fight performance, favela street style and a genuine social mission. Established with private equity funds secured by Luke from private investors, Luta has an on-line e-commerce platform and a high street retail presence in the UK. Luta Limited will give 50% of the company’s distributed profits to Fight for Peace International.

Elisabeth Gilgen

Elisabeth Gilgen is a researcher at the Small Arms Survey. Her research concentrates on the measuring and monitoring of different forms of armed violence on a global, regional, and local level, including the characteristics of weapons, perpetrators, and victims. She also coordinates the Global Burden of Armed Violence report. From 2007 to 2009, she was an employee of the Swiss Department of Foreign Affairs. She holds a Master’s degree in political science and international law from the University of Berne, Switzerland.

Maninder Gill

Maninder Gill is currently Sector Manager in the Sustainable Development Department of the World Bank's Latin America and Caribbean Region, a position he has held since September, 2008. In this role, he works with a team of about twenty five social scientists, some of whom are located in the countries of the region, to help promote social sustainability in operational and analytical activities supported by the World Bank in the region. The social development team leads a few operational and analytical tasks, with a focus on conflict, crime and violence, community driven development, the demand side of governance, social impacts of climate change, gender, indigenous peoples and other vulnerable groups, and involuntary resettlement. 

Before joining the Latin America and Caribbean region, Mr. Gill held the same position in the Europe and Central Asia region of the Bank for about four years. Earlier, he worked in the Environmentally and Socially Sustainable Vice-Presidency for four years as the point-person for the Bank's work on issues related to Involuntary Resettlement and Indigenous Peoples. Mr. Gill has also worked in the East Asia region of the Bank and in the central Social Development Department, engaged in policy making and operational work. 

Prior to joining the Bank in 1993, Mr. Gill worked in the Indian Administrative Service in India, where he held positions of city manager, rural development coordinator and district magistrate and administrator. In his tenure as district magistrate, he was also responsible for overseeing the policy function at the district level.

Judy Grayson

Judy Grayson is a Senior Advisor at UNICEF where she leads the Child Protection Sections work on armed violence and weapons.  This spans subjects from armed violence reduction and prevention, to protecting children and their families from landmines, cluster munitions and other explosive weapons.  She has worked previously for UNDP, the World Bank and numerous NGOs accumulating over two decades of experience in conflict prevention and post-conflict reconstruction.


Angela Gussing

Angela GUSSING is the Deputy Director of Operations for Global Affairs and Policy of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).  In her current assignment, Mrs. Gussing oversees the humanitarian diplomacy efforts of the ICRC and leads efforts to organize work on transversal issues of global nature. This entails prioritising, linking and mobilising multilateral and bilateral diplomacy efforts needing attention by the institution as a whole, as well as identifying and organising the work on emerging priority issues that require a multi-disciplinary approach to arrive at institutional positions, global strategies or specific guidance for field delegations.

Prior to her current assignment, Mrs. Gussing was the ICRC Head of Operations for Latin America and the Caribbean since 2007 at the Headquarters in Geneva. In that function she oversaw the ICRC activities in the region, coordinated the support needed for the field delegations and organised the work and inter-action with the regional organisations.

Previously, from 2003 to 2007 she was the Head of Division for Cooperation and Coordination within the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, leading ICRC's engagement with national societies worldwide. She started to work for the ICRC in 1990 and was assigned to field missions in Mozambique and Somalia until 1993. Between 1993 and 1997, Ms. Gussing worked as an independent development consultant and carried various short-term missions in Mozambique, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Ethiopia, Botswana, Norway, South Africa, and Swaziland. 

Ms. Gussing obtained her University Degree as a Bachelor of Arts in 1983 from the Instituto Superior de Administração in Lisbon, Portugal. Before joining the ICRC in 1990, she worked in the private banking sector in Switzerland as customer manager for Latin American countries. She is fluent in English, French and Portuguese, and has a solid command of Spanish and Italian.

Barbara Holtmann

Barbara Holtmann is a process facilitator, working primarily with fragile system transformations. After three years as Project Director at Business Against Crime in the mid-nineties, Barbara served as Chief Director of Communications for the Secretariat of Safety and Security. Here she managed public consultations in preparation for the South African Firearms Control Act of 2000. Thereafter for 10 years Barbara led research into development of crime prevention and community safety approaches at the Council for Scientifc and Industrial Research (CSIR). 

She has a Doctorate of Philosophy in the Management of Technology and Innovation from the Da Vinci Institute for Technology Management and a Master of Management (P&DM) degree from the Wits School of Public and Development Management. Her research was the basis of the formation of the Action for A Safe South Africa (AFSSA) initiative in 2008 and Barbara was a founding member of AFSSA. In response to her work, she was the recipient of the Ann van Dyk Applied Research Award 2010.

Barbara is Vice President of the Canadian based International Centre for Prevention of Crime (ICPC).  She also serves on the Board of Women in Cities International. Barbara is the author of the book “What it looks like when it’s fixed”, published by Price Waterhouse Coopers (PwC) in 2011.

Nick Killick

For over a decade, Nick has been working strategically with companies, governments, donors and multi-lateral institutions on political and conflict analysis. He has direct field experience in parts of Africa, South and South-East Asia and the former Soviet Union. A former manager of International Alert’s thematic programs, Nick is the lead author of 'From Red to Green Flags: The corporate responsibility to respect human rights in high-risk countries' (Institute for Human Rights and Business) and co-author/editor of 'Local Business, Local Peace: The peacebuilding potential of the domestic private sector' and 'Conflict-sensitive business practice: Guidance for the extractive industry' (both International Alert).

Daniel Ladouceur

Daniel Ladouceur is programme manager since 2002 with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), working on community security under and conflict transformation.  In 2008, he was asked to develop a comprehensive approach to reducing armed violence in Somalia.  This approach rests on a comprehensive architecture involving authorities at district, regional and national levels, and partnering them with relevant community or civil society actors. It also set up an Observatory of Conflict and Violence Prevention as a non-political Somali institution able to analysis conflict, measure the impact of activities and thereby further evidence-based programming.  This approach rests on lessons learned from his previous positions with UNDP and the Peace keeping Mission in Haiti (DDR/community security) and Sierra Leone (Arms for Development/Recovery).  Earlier in his career, he joined the peacekeeping force in Bosnia in 1993 and later returned in 1995 with MSF-Holland.  From 1995 onwards he worked on humanitarian emergencies for various NGOs in Bosnia, Burundi, Uganda, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo, and with UNICEF-Operation Lifeline Sudan.  He detains a degree in criminology and a post graduate degree in Justice and Security.

Lorena Martínez Rodríguez


Nació en el seno de una familia tradicional que formaron Don Jesús Martínez Gladín (q.e.p.d.) y Doña Socorro Rodríguez Ávila. Es la quinta de ocho hermanos.

Para cumplir con su anhelo de servir a la sociedad  supo que primero debía de prepararse académicamente. Se graduó como  Licenciada en Derecho en la Universidad Autónoma de Aguascalientes, realizó estudios de Maestría en Ciencias Políticas en la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, tuvo  la oportunidad de cursar  la especialidad en Alta Gerencia Deportiva en Cuba; Teoría de Género en la Coppal y en el Instituto Ortega y Gasset en España, la especialidad sobre Sistema de Pensiones. 

Cree en la pluralidad y el debate de las ideas, ha publicado dos libros. El Partido Simétrico del siglo XXI y Leyes Electorales del Estado de Aguascalientes,  colaboradora de  “La República”,  órgano de difusión del P.R.I., así como él ensayo “la Mujer y la Política en México”, publicado por la revista Legislativa Quórum; y desde hace varios años es editorialista en el periódico Hidrocálido. 

Toda su vida ha practicado algún deporte, por tal motivo, cuando tuvo la oportunidad de dirigir el Instituto Aguascalentense del Deporte, promovió la construcción de la Ciudad Deportiva, la Alberca Olímpica y una amplia infraestructura deportiva en las colonias; así como la realización, en nuestro Estado de la Primera Olimpiada Nacional Infantil.

Está convencida que la falta de oportunidades para  que la juventud aproveche de mejor manera su tiempo libre, ha provocado consecuencias nocivas para la juventud.

En dos ocasiones ha tenido el privilegio de ser Diputada Federal y llevar la voz de Aguascalientes al congreso de la Unión. Lo hizo con responsabilidad, lealtad institucional y privilegiando el interés ciudadano sobre el interés de los partidos o de los grupos de poder. 

Su gran pasión es la política. Milita en el P.R.I.  desde hace más de 25 años. Ha ocupado desde el cargo más modesto hasta los de más alta responsabilidad como; Líder Nacional del Sector Femenil, Presidenta del Comité Directivo Estatal y Secretaria Adjunta del Comité Directivo Estatal y Secretaria Adjunta del Comité Ejecutivo Nacional, ha estado con su partido en las buenas y en las malas. 

La formación política que ha logrado atesorar, la ha llevado a distinguir claramente que sus ideas y esfuerzos se dirigen a la construcción de una sociedad más equitativa, donde las oportunidades para todos sean una realidad y no solamente un slogan de un programa de gobierno: en donde la equidad no tenga adjetivos, sino que se convierta en una quimera y reto de la sociedad en general; y donde la justicia social, no sea una graciosa concesión de las autoridades gubernamentales, sino una obligación ética en todos los niveles de gobierno.

Actualmente es Presidenta Municipal de Aguascalientes,  en el Estado con el mismo nombre, preside la Conferencia Nacional de Seguridad Pública Municipal, es la Coordinadora de Vinculación con el Congreso de la Federación Nacional de Municipios de México y fue elegida como Vicepresidenta de la Junta Directiva de los Gobiernos Locales por la Sustentabilidad en México (ICLEI).

Peter Maurer

Born in Thoune in 1956, Peter Maurer completed his studies in history, political science and public international law in Berne and Perugia with a Ph.D in Contemporary history. In 1987, he entered the diplomatic service of the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, where he held various positions in Berne, Pretoria and New York. In 2000, he was appointed ambassador and head of the Political Affairs Division IV responsible for human security. From 2004 to 2010, Peter Maurer was the Permanent Representative of Switzerland to the United Nations in New York; in 2009 he was elected to the chairmanship of the Fifth Committee, in charge of UN administrative and budgetary affairs, as well as chairman of the Burundi Configuration of the UN Peacebuilding Commission. In March 2010, Peter Maurer took up his current duties as Switzerland’s State Secretary for foreign affairs.

Lucas Melillo

For the past three years, Lucas Melillo has been responsible for negotiating, designing and implementing South-South technical cooperation projects on behalf of the Brazilian Government, with a focus on Haiti, which included forging partnerships between numerous Brazilian and foreign governmental institutions. To this end, Mr. Melillo has also coordinated official missions to various developing countries in Latin America, as well as prepared technical and legal documents to the Ministry of External Relations of Brazil.

Paula Miraglia

Dr. Paula Miraglia is the Director General of the International Centre for the Prevention of Crime (ICPC).  She holds a PhD in Social Anthropology and has collaborated with the ICPC for many years during her previous mandate as the Executive Director of ILANUD Brazil (United Nations Latin American Institute for the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders). Her academic and professional activities are related to themes such as urban violence, crime prevention, youth and safety, including the development of local prevention plans, police training and extensive research to inform public policy at different levels.  Paula has also acted as a consultant for the Inter-American Development Bank, IDB and the United Nations Development Program - UNDP. She is a member of the Brazilian Forum for Public Safety and a regular researcher at the International Centre for Comparative Criminology at the University of Montreal. Dr.  Miraglia frequently collaborates with newspapers and journals and has a weekly column in which she comments on issues relate to crime prevention, safety and justice.

Ron Popper

Ron Popper is head of Corporate Responsibility at the electrical engineering multinational ABB, headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland. He joined ABB in 2001, and represents the company in international human rights and corporate responsibility initiatives. Ron is a former newspaper and radio journalist who worked in the United Kingdom, Middle East and Switzerland before joining ABB.

In this current role he manages human rights issues, and helps to define policies and actions in sensitive countries and projects in different parts of the world. His work on human rights has included: training of staff in Europe, China and Brazil; embedding human rights principles in the daily business processes of the company; working on human rights issues in sensitive countries such as Sudan, Libya and Iran; and engaging with stakeholders, particularly investors and NGOs on the human rights implications of ABB’s activities.

Daniël Prins

Daniël Prins is the Chief of the Conventional Arms Branch at the UN Office for Disarmament Affairs . Mr. Prins joined UNODA in 2008, following 15 years working with the Dutch foreign service. Before, he was a lecturer in International Security at the Royal Netherlands Naval College. Mr. Prins holds a Master’s degree in History from the University of Amsterdam.

Dennis Rodgers

Dennis Rodgers is a social anthropologist by training, with a BA and a PhD from the University of Cambridge, as well as a postgraduate degree from the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva, Switzerland. He is Senior Research Fellow in the Brooks World Poverty Institute (BWPI) at the University of Manchester, UK, where he leads their programme on “Urban Poverty and Conflict”. He previously taught at the London School of Economics (2000-07), and is also a Research Fellow in the Centre on Conflict, Development and Peacebuilding (CCDP), at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, Switzerland. His research focuses on the interdisciplinary study of urban development, conflict and violence (in particular youth gangs), and the politics of urban planning in Nicaragua, Argentina, and India. He is currently co-directing a two year comparative research programme exploring the dynamics of urban violence in Chile, Kenya, India, and Timor Leste
(see: http://www.urbantippingpoint.org/).

Nils Rosemann

Nils is Deputy Director of the Swiss Cooperation Office in Pristina (Kosovo). Among others he is responsible for the management of the development assistance portfolio focusing on economic development and income generation. Nils joint the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (Switzerland) in 2008 and until his change in office he was senior advisor on human security related questions of business conduct. His projects and diplomatic initiatives focused on business responsibilities to respect human rights, international sanctions regimes and standard setting processes for business conduct within the United Nations, OECD and within multi-stakeholder initiatives such as Voluntary Principles for Security and Human Rights (extractive industries) and the International Code of Conduct for Private Security Provider. Nils is a lawyer by profession and a judge by qualification. Before joining his current position, Nils worked at the German Institute for Human Rights and as newspaper and radio correspondent in Pakistan.

Jordan Ryan

Jordan Ryan was appointed by the United Nations Secretary-General as Assistant Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Director of the Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery (BCPR) in February 2009.

Mr. Ryan has had a long and distinguished career with the United Nations and brings a wealth of development experience, including in post-crisis settings. From 2006 to 2009, Mr. Ryan served as Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General (Recovery and Governance) and UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Liberia. From 2001 to 2005, he was UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Viet Nam, where he was one of the key inspirations for Delivering as One. Prior to that assignment, Mr. Ryan served as Deputy Director, then Director of the Office of the UNDP Administrator in New York between 1996 and 2001.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Ryan held the positions of UNDP Deputy Resident Representative and Senior Assistant Resident Representative in Viet Nam. He was also the UNDP Assistant Resident Representative in China. Before joining the United Nations, Mr. Ryan worked as an attorney in New York and California and an international legal consultant in Asia and in the Middle East.

Mr. Ryan, who is a US national, holds an M.A. in international affairs from Columbia University, a J.D. from the National Law Center at George Washington University, and a B.A. in anthropology from Yale University. He was a visiting fellow at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University in 2001.

Salil Tripathi

Salil Tripathi is Director of Policy at the Institute for Human Rights and Business in London. He has been a researcher at Amnesty International (19992005) and a policy adviser at International Alert (20062008). At Amnesty International, he co-wrote policy papers on privatisation, sanctions, and complicity, and was part of research missions to Nigeria and BosniaHerzegovina. He also represented Amnesty International at the early negotiations leading up to the creation of the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme, and had been actively involved with the Voluntary Principles for Security and Human Rights from its formation till 2008. He has worked closely with a group of researchers convened by FAFO, which led to the publication of the Red Flags. He has been on the advisory panel of the International Finance Corporation and is a member of stakeholder panels at GE Corp and Exxon Corp. He has been published widely and spoken at universities in Asia, Europe, Africa, and the United States. He has been visiting fellow (non-resident) at the Harvard Kennedy School.

He is also on the board of the English PEN and been published widely in newspapers and magazines in the United States, Europe, and Asia. He graduated with an MBA from the Amos Tuck School of Business Administration at Dartmouth College, US. He is author of Offense: The Hindu Case (Seagull, University of Chicago Press, 2009) about Hindu nationalism and censorship.

Syed Tamjid ur Rahman

Syed Tamjid ur Rahman, a development consultant and social entrepreneur with more than 25 years of experience is currently working as the Chief Executive Officer of ChangeMaker: Society for Social and Economic Development, a local Bangladeshi NGO. ChangeMaker, since its interception, has key focus on market and enterprise development i.e. private sector approaches that can serve as a vehicle for, effective economic development for a wider cross-section of the community – man-women, privileged and marginalized. Through incorporating innovative approaches to increasing engagement, understanding and commitment from a wide variety of sectors of the society, ChangeMaker hopes to help the social change efforts adopt new strategies to survive and thrive, thereby increasing their prospects of being broad-based and durable enough to affect significant and lasting social, economic, and business improvements.

Syed Tamjid ur Rahman has worked in a number of organizations, both at home and abroad, in different capacities.

ChangeMaker is currently implementing programs in Kamrangirchar-Dhaka, Jessore and Cox’s Bazar slums promoting youth as the catalyst for social development, violence prevention, social improvement, employment opportunities and income generation. Incorporating the private sector enterprises, the government and non-government institutions, the youths are taking leadership in addressing the different social, economic and livelihood challenges of the local community ranging from armed violence, crime, child abuse, eves teasing, drugs, as well as unemployment and lack of income through the participation of the local community.

Erwin van Veen

Erwin van Veen works as a policy analyst on peace and security at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris. He drives policy innovation, design and monitoring to improve international engagement in conflict-affected and fragile states. He focuses on security, justice, armed violence, peace negotiations and global drivers of conflict. He supports the International Dialogue on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding, an innovative multi-stakeholder partnership. Previously he worked as security sector development advisor in the unit for Peacebuilding and Stabilisation of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where he led the design and management of programs in Lebanon, Kosovo, Bolivia and Burundi. His recent publications can be found on the sites of the Clingendael Institute and OpenDemocracy.

Elizabeth Mary Ward

Dr Elizabeth Ward is a Consultant in the Institute of Criminal Justice, University of the West Indies and Chair of Board of Directors of the Violence Prevention Alliance Jamaica. Dr Ward is a medical epidemiologist with years of public health experience health system, formerly the Director of Disease Prevention and Control of Health Promotion and Protection Division in the Ministry of Health. Work spearheaded by her saw the development of the Jamaica Injury Surveillance System (JISS) that tracks hospital based injuries island-wide. The system has now evolved into a web based Crime and Violence Geographic Information System to guide community based prevention programmes. Her work focuses on alliance building, building Safe Violence Free communities, measuring the cost benefit of prevention, research and policy development. Dr Ward is a member of several technical working groups both locally and internationally that focus on violence prevention activities.

Ndabaneze Zénon

Je suis Commissaire de police Ndabaneze Zénon, Président de la Commission Nationale Permanente de lutte contre la prolifération des armes légères et de petit calibre du Burundi.J'ai une licence en Droit comme formation et j'ai occupé des fonctions à la Direction Générale de la Police Nationale avant de devenir Conseiller au cabinet du Président de la République chargé des Questions de Police.