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Centre for the Study of African Economies, University of Oxford
Head, International Peace and Cooperation Program, Safer Africa, Pretoria
Deputy Director General for External Relations, European Commission, Brussels Abstract
Toward the end of the 1990s, international attention turned to the role rough diamonds played in financing various civil wars in Africa (as recently depicted so graphically in the film Blood Diamond). These concerns led to the 2000 launch of a tripartite platform to control international trade in rough diamonds - the Kimberley Process. National authorities, NGOs and the diamond industry collaborated to build a certification system to help choke off diamond-derived funding for rebels. Representing the European Commission, this year's Chair of the Kimberley Process, Mr Kovanda will focus on its achievements and the continuing challenges the Kimberley Process faces. He will reflect on possibilities of applying lessons learned to other "conflict resources" and will mention several other efforts in this direction.
Generalsekretär, ÖAW-Kommission für die wissenschaftliche Zusammenarbeit mit Dienststellen des BMLV, Wien Chair

Paul COLLIER

Centre for the Study of African Economies, University of Oxford

1998-2003 Director of the Development Research group at the World Bank
 Professor Associate of CERDI, Université d'Auvergne; Fellow of the CEPR, London
2005 Senior adviser to Blair s Commission on Africa, addressed the General Assembly of the UN, given a seminar at 10 Downing St.

Virginia GAMBA

Head, International Peace and Cooperation Program, Safer Africa, Pretoria

 Born in 1954
 Philology Bachelor of the University of Salamanca, Spain
 BA (Hons) in Spanish and Latin American Studies of the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
 MSc (econ) in Strategic Studies of the University of Wales at Aberystwyth
 Researcher into the dynamics of the Falklands/Malvinas war of 1982
1981 Researcher on Latin American Security Issues for the University of Piura
1984-1986 Director of the Centre for Military Transformation of the Argentine Republic
1986 Visiting Lecturer and Associate Professor of the University of Maryland in the Department of Public Affairs on issues of Latin American Security Policy
1987-1990 Lecturer and associate professor at the Department of War Studies, King s College London
1990-1992 Director of the Programme for Arms Control, Disarmament and Demobilization of the Peace and Security Programme at the MacArthur Foundation of Chicago
1994-1996 Programme Director for the Conflict Resolution and Disarmament Project of the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research
1996-2000 Deputy Director of the Institute for Security Studies of South Africa
since 2001 Director of Safer Africa

Karel KOVANDA

Deputy Director General for External Relations, European Commission, Brussels

 Following the Soviet occupation of Czechoslovakia, Mr Kovanda spent 20 years in exile, mostly in the US.
1991 return after the "velvet revolution" and joined the Foreign Service in
1993-1997 First Czech Ambassador to the United Nations after Czechoslovakia's peaceful division.
1994-1995 Term on the UN Security Council
1996-1997 Leadership of the ECOSOC
1998-2005 First Czech Ambassador to NATO
2005 he won a competition for his current position in the European Commission.

DI Dr. MBA (IMD) Alfred VOGEL

Generalsekretär, ÖAW-Kommission für die wissenschaftliche Zusammenarbeit mit Dienststellen des BMLV, Wien

 Universitätsassistent / TU Wien und Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Lausanne, Schweiz
 MBA-Studium am International Management Development Institute (IMD), Lausanne, Schweiz
 Berufliche Tätigkeiten im BMLV, in der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, in der Industrie, und in der WKÖ

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