Africa Events

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Sub-Saharan Africa: Energy Security and Growth

March 10, 2015 // 10:30am12:00pm
Africa Program
Sub-Saharan Africa is the fifth topic of the Wilson Center’s bimonthly Regional and Global Energy Series, which has already covered Russia and Ukraine, China and Asia Pacific, and North America, as well as a 2015 energy policy outlook keynoted by US Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz. The framework for this Center Series is provided by Energy & Security: Strategies for a World in Transition, now in its second edition, which focuses on regional and global energy issues and is published by the Wilson Center Press and Johns Hopkins University Press.
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Burundi's 2015 Elections: Perspectives, Priorities, and Preparations at Three Months Out

February 27, 2015 // 9:30am11:00am
Africa Program
In three months, the Burundian elections season will begin. These will be the country’s second direct elections since its decade-long conflict ended in 2003. Preparations are underway for the elections, with the mobilization of efforts by the Burundian Government, its international partners, as well as national and global civil society groups. Please join us for a discussion organized by the Great Lakes Policy Forum, hosted by the Woodrow Wilson Center, to take stock of the current pre-electoral context, and priorities over the coming months. The panel discussion will feature perspectives from the Burundian and US governments, as well as Burundian and international civil society groups. What are the priorities for the Burundian government? What gaps remain unfilled? Where do civil society groups see priorities lying in order to ensure an inclusive, peaceful and successful electoral process?

International Aid to Fight Ebola: Japanese and U.S. Perspectives on Challenges of Combating Communicable Diseases

February 18, 2015 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Asia Program
Efforts to fight the outbreak of Ebola have not only led to a flurry of assistance from nations worldwide, but have also highlighted the need for global cooperation in preventing and controlling pandemic outbreaks across borders. Join us to assess how Japanese and U.S. non-profit organizations and private corporations have played a key role in advancing research as well as assistance to help control outbreaks, and what can be done to improve private-public cooperation in stemming communicable diseases.
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Great Lakes Policy Forum| Land Tenure, Conflict, and Marginalization: New Analysis and Responses in Uganda

February 12, 2015 // 9:30am11:00am
Africa Program
Rapid population growth and commercial investments are transforming rural Uganda, where 85% of citizens rely on access to productive land for their livelihood. Access to justice in land-related matters is largely out of reach, particularly for the most marginalized groups. To address some of these issues, Search for Common Ground (SFCG) and the Africa Program of the Wilson Center hosted a discussion on the changing dynamics of land tenure and access to justice in Uganda. The discussion featured Albert Gomez Mugumya and Jennifer Ober of USAID’s Supporting Access to Justice, Fostering Equity and Peace (SAFE) Program in Uganda. The SAFE Program is implemented by the National Center for State Courts (NCSC) and SFCG, in partnership with local non-governmental organizations and community groups in 20 of the most conflict-affected districts of Uganda.

Nigeria in Focus: A Preview of the 2015 Elections

February 11, 2015 // 2:00pm3:30pm
Africa Program
On Wednesday, February 11th, the Wilson Center Africa Program hosted an off-the-record panel discussion examining the up-to-the-minute issues in Nigeria’s presidential contest.
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Falling Oil Prices: Changing Implications for Global Producers

February 04, 2015 // 1:30pm4:15pm
Canada Institute
As the price of oil continues to fall, the Wilson Center convened an expert global panel, assembled from Russia, Colombia, Canada, Iran, and Nigeria, to discuss the economic and political repercussions of depressed energy prices, as well as the effects of the lower prices on competitiveness and investment.
Urban Opportunities
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Urban Opportunities: Perspectives on Climate Change, Resilience, and Inclusion

January 26, 2015 // 1:00pm3:30pm
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
The Urban Sustainability Laboratory of the Wilson Center joins with USAID, International Housing Coalition, Cities Alliance and the World Bank to invite you to a seminar on: Urban Opportunities: Perspectives on Climate Change, Resilience, and Inclusion.
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The Strategic Importance of AGOA's Renewal: A Discussion with African Trade Ministers

January 22, 2015 // 4:30pm5:30pm
Africa Program
The Woodrow Wilson Center, in partnership with African Union Mission, hosts the African Union ministerial delegation in a discussion on the strategic importance of AGOA, its timely re-authorization, and its role in the economic transformation and deepening the regional integration of the continent.
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Launch of “Africa’s Peacemakers: Nobel Peace Laureates of African Descent”

January 21, 2015 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Africa Program
This book launch event discussion on the new volume "Africa’s Peacemakers: Nobel Peace Laureates of African Descent” examined critical lessons of peacemaking, socio-economic justice, women’s rights, environmental protection, and nuclear disarmament from the 13 prominent individuals of African descent who have won the Nobel Peace Prize since 1950.
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Electoral Commissions and the Consolidation of Democracy in Africa: Progress, Challenges and Prospects for the Future

November 13, 2014 // 2:00pm3:30pm
Africa Program
As nineteen African countries prepare to go to the polls in the upcoming year, please join us for a panel discussion exploring the progress that Africa has made with consolidating democracy, the role that electoral management bodies have played, the challenges faced by electoral commissions, lessons learned and the prospects for enhanced management of elections in Africa.

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