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18. March 2022 09:30 - 12:00
Sündmus LHV, 15th floor – City Plaza, Tartu mnt 2, Tallinn

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