Melanie Coni-Zimmer has been reappointed to the Federal Government’s Advisory Board on Civilian Crisis Prevention and Peacebuilding. She has been a member of the Advisory Board since 2015. Together with Ginger Schmitz (Plattform Zivile Konfliktbearbeitung), she has coordinated the Advisory Board’s project on peace policy coherence within Germany’s Africa policy over the past four years and has been involved in the project on gender, peace and security.
“I am pleased to be able to continue to accompany the work of the Advisory Board for PRIF,” said Coni-Zimmer. “Triggered by the Ukraine war, there are currently far-reaching debates about the future direction of German foreign, peace and security policy, to which PRIF can and intends to make important contributions in the Advisory Board.”
The Advisory Board brings together civil society and academic expertise on crisis prevention and peacebuilding and advises the German government on these topics. It is composed of twenty members from the fields of international cooperation, academia, foundations and non-governmental organizations. The Advisory Board accompanies the implementation of the guidelines “Preventing Crises, Resolving Conflicts, Building Peace”, adopted by the German government in 2017. The members are each appointed for a period of four years.