Investing in Peace and Stability – Why and How?

Promoting peace and security is an essential foundation for sustainable development in fragile and conflict-affected countries. The imperative to address fragility, conflict and insecurity has become a central focus of global development process.

“Humanitarian action should not be hype-based but seen as a long term process,“

Karin Maasel, ESTDEV’s Head of the Africa and Emerging Markets Department.

Morning Masterclass “Investing in Peace and Stability – Why and How” will gather Estonian thought-leaders, representatives of the private sector, leading humanitarian NGOs, the public sector enterprises and academy to discuss:

  • What is the economic cost of conflict and how it impacts all sectors of the society (on the example of Ukraine, but not limited to it)?
  • Humanitarian assistance is a long term process that requires sustained efforts and funding. What is the role of PPP in humanitarian action and what are the incentives for the private sector to get involved?
  • What is the role of media in maintaining funding levels for humanitarian crises?
  • Alternative financing in action: block-chain and cryptocurrency, cash transfers and its links to supply chains in country; loans, guarantees and insurance.



  • Kersti Kaljulaid – President of Estonia 2016–2021 | UN Global Advocate for Every Woman Every Child
  • Karin Maasel – Head of the Africa and Emerging Markets Department, ESTDEV
  • Jakob Harbo –  Head of Partnerships and Compliance, Danish Red Cross



  • 9:00                Doors open for people to gather and mingle
  • 9:30-9:35      Opening remarks by Ragne Maasel, Head of ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) at LHV, host of the event
  • 9:35–9:40     Opening remarks by Kadri Maasik, Executive Director, Estonian Centre of International Development, organizer of the event
  •  9:40–9:55    Keynote: Kersti Kaljulaid
  •  9:55–10:10  Keynote: Karin Maasel
  •  10:10–10:25 Keynote: Jakob Harbo
  • 10:25–10:30 Coffee break
  • 10:30–11:45 Panel discussion and Q&A
  • 11:45-12:00  Closing remarks

Event is moderated by Neeme Raud.
Registration is required, sign up HERE.



We are looking forward to seeing you at the event!