How a Weapon of War can Become a “Tool” for Peace

Marc Bonnet

Event: Geneva Peace Talks 2016
Location: Palais des Nations, Room XVII
Date: 21/09/2016

“People in mine action work closely with communities. They play a critical role to boost diagoue and peace.”

In this talk, Marc shares his experience in supporting the demining process in Colombia and how this was able to bring warring parties together to build confidence. Marc is the Head of Risk Management at the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining.

Geneva Peace Talks 2016. Recorded at the United Nations Office at Geneva on 21 September 2016.
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Tags: Colombia,  Mine Action,  Peace Process

Marc Bonnet

Head, Risk Management at Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining

Marc has extensive experience in international cooperation with national authorities and non-governmental organizations in conflict, post conflict and development contexts. Before joining the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining as Head of the Risk Management, Marc gain substantive experience in demining action both within the UN system and in leading civil society organisations. In particular, he managed the Programme the United Nations Mine Action (UNMAS) office in Colombia as well as directing Handicap International and Norwegian People Aid, running development and humanitarian mine action programmes in Cambodia, Laos and Burma.