Africa Events

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A Debrief on Busan: What Happened and What’s Next? Analysis and Next Steps Following the 4th High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness

December 15, 2011 // 9:00am12:30pm
Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity
The Woodrow Wilson Center is collaborating with the Alliance for Peacebuilding, Interaction, 3P Human Security and US Agency for International Development to review the deliberations and findings in Busan on improving the impact and effectiveness of aid.

U.S. - African Trade: AGOA 11 Years Out, 4 to Go

November 30, 2011 // 12:00pm1:30pm
Africa Program
The African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) became law in May, 2000. The Act offers tangible incentives (tariff exemptions, e.g.) for African countries to continue their efforts to open their economies and build free markets. AGOA, which has been amended three times, expires in 2015 and a key provision on fabric imports expires next year unless extended by Congress.
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Climate Change, Water, and Conflict in the Niger River Basin

November 17, 2011 // 9:00am11:00am
Environmental Change and Security Program
New research on the Niger River Basin finds that the effects of climate change in the region are pervasive and that “latent conflict” between groups – though not physical violence – is common.
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Engaging Faith-Based Organizations in the Response to Maternal Mortality

November 16, 2011 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Maternal Health Initiative
Faith-based organizations (FBOs) are often at the frontline of healthcare in developing countries and have networks in the most remote regions. This panel discussion highlighted the successes and challenges of FBOs in the field.
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Reducing Urban Poverty: A Policy Workshop

November 01, 2011 // 9:00am11:00am
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
Recognizing a need to develop and strengthen urban-focused practitioner and policy-making ties with academia, and disseminate evidence-based development programming, the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Comparative Urban Studies Project, USAID’s Urban Programs Team, the International Housing Coalition, the World Bank, and Cities Alliance teamed up to co-sponsor the second annual academic paper competition for graduate students studying urban issues.
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Improving Maternal Health: A Conversation with Kenyan Field Workers and Policymakers

October 17, 2011 // 9:30am11:30am
Maternal Health Initiative
The Wilson Center’s Global Health Initiative was in Nairobi for a two-day workshop with key Kenyan leaders, who identified action steps for improving the health system through a maternal health framework.

First Quarterly Meeting with the African Diplomatic Corps - "Making the U.S./Africa Partnership a Reality"

October 14, 2011 // 8:00am10:00am
Africa Program
The First Quarterly meeting with the African Diplomatic Corps served as a springboard to launch the Working Group on Trade and Investment in Africa (WGTIA).
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Informal Settlements in the U.S.: Sharing Lessons Learned at Home and Abroad

October 07, 2011 // 9:00am11:00am
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
In the United States today, there are people living in informal settlements without access to basic shelter, electricity, water, and sanitation. In recognition of World Habitat Day, please join us for a discussion on informal housing settlements in the United States and abroad.
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Healthy People, Healthy Ecosystems: Results From a Public-Private Partnership

October 05, 2011 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
For three years, the World Wildlife Fund, with support from USAID, implemented population, health, and environment projects in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, and Nepal.

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