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Conflict-Sensitive Development for Africa: What Role for Emerging Powers?

December 03, 2013 // 3:00pm4:30pm
Event Co-sponsors: 
Africa Program
Environmental Change and Security Program

The report of the UN High Level Panel on the post-2015 development agenda makes a strong case for any future global development framework to remain sensitive to the symbiotic relationship between peace and development. This comes on the heels of recent international efforts to develop a framework for effective engagement in so-called fragile and conflict-affected states, many of which are in Africa. However, unprecedented cooperation between Africa and rising economic powers in the South has raised questions about the future of the emerging international consensus on engaging in conflict-affected states. This discussion brought together a distinguished group of panelists who provided insight as to the role of emerging powers in peacebuilding and development efforts in Africa.

For related contributions from Fritz Nganje, please visit our blog, Africa Up Close

 

Location: 
6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
 
Event Speakers List: 
  • Washington Associate, Saferworld
  • Senior Conflict Advisor, Office of Conflict Management and Mitigation, U.S. Agency for International Development
  • Fritz Nganje // Public Policy Scholar
    Researcher, Institute for Global Dialogue
  • Steve McDonald // Senior Advisor, Africa Program and Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity
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  • Steve McDonald // Senior Advisor, Africa Program and Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity
  • Aly Lyons // Program Associate