Watch The Berlin Moot livestream on 17 April


On 17 April, join us at The Berlin Moot by watching the conference livestream via the homepage of our website.  

We invite you to also take part in the discussion on social media by using #TheBerlinMoot or #ReshapingPeace and by tagging @BerghofFnd on Instagram, X or LinkedIn.

Livestream programme 17 April

9:30 – 10:00 Welcome words

Susanne Baumann, State Secretary at the German Federal Foreign Office, and our Executive Director Andrew Gilmour will open the conference.

10:00 – 11:00 Opening panel

Ukraine is in its third year of full-scale war, while Sudan experienced a renewed outbreak of conflict in 2023. Israel is fighting Hamas in Gaza in response to the October 7th attack. The escalation of armed conflicts around the globe is causing immense human suffering.

Our distinguished panellists will discuss how to work towards peace given the current global dynamics. They will share insights into ongoing peacemaking initiatives and analyse their impact.

Join us for an engaging discussion on how to “reshape peace” in a world characterised by multiple crises.


  • Alar Karis, President of the Republic of Estonia
  • Christoph Heusgen, Chairman of the Munich Security Conference
  • Andreas Kravik, State Secretary at the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Helga Maria Schmid, OSCE Secretary General
  • Miriam Coronel Ferrer, Co-founder of the Southeast Asian Women Peace Mediators


  • Femi Oke, award-winning international journalist

11:15 – 12:30 Multipolarity, geopolitics and norms in peacemaking


  • Günther Baechler, Ambassador at the Swiss Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Bineta Diop, Special Envoy of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission on Women, Peace and Security
  • El Ghassim Wane, Former Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali
  • Henry Huiyao Wang, Founder and President of the Center for China and Globalization


  • Vasu Gounden, Executive Director of the African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes
  • Luxshi Vimalarajah, Senior Mediation Advisor at the Berghof Foundation

14:00 – 15:30 Human rights and mediation


  • Barney Afako, Commissioner at the Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan, OHCHR
  • Eamon Gilmore, Former EU Special Representative for Human Rights
  • Meredith Preston McGhie, Secretary General of the Global Centre for Pluralism
  • Xiaoyu Lu, Professor in International Relations at Peking University


  • Anja Wehler-Schöck, Head of International Politics at Tagesspiegel

15:30 – 17:00 Protest and peace


  • Abdalla Hamdok, Former Prime Minister of Sudan
  • Fatima Al Ansar, Director of Tilwate Peace Network
  • Kees Matthijssen, Lieutenant-General (Retired), 4leadership
  • Annette Weber, EU Special Representative for the Horn of Africa


  • Véronique Dudouet, Senior Advisor at the Berghof Foundation

17:30 – 18:30 Transforming peace leadership


  • Hilde Frafjord Johnson, Senior Advisor, European Institute for Peace and former Norwegian Minister of International Development
  • Itonde Kakoma, President of Interpeace
  • Sanam Naraghi Anderlini, MBE, Founder/CEO of the International Civil Society Action Network; Richard Von Weizsacker Fellow
  • Esther Njomo Omam, Executive Director of Reach Out Cameroon


  • Femi Oke, award-winning international journalist


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