Cooperation with UNDP


The Berghof Foundation and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have begun a bilateral cooperation on supporting the transformation of armed movements into political actors. Executive Director Hans J. Giessmann was invited to speak on “Deconstructing Radicalization” at the opening panel of the UNDP Global Expert Consultation on “Radicalization and Its Implications for Development, Violence Prevention and Conflict Resolution” which was held in Istanbul from 21 to 23 May 2014. A team from the Berghof Foundation will travel to Nairobi in early June to facilitate a UNDP strategy workshop on “The Challenge of Political Transformation of Armed and Banned Groups” and to support efforts by UNDP to conceptualize a guidance note on this matter for UN engagement in the years to come.