Africa Events

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Domestic Violence in Post-Conflict Settings: Interventions, Shelters, and Policy Recommendations

July 24, 2012 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Liberia is a case study in post-conflict violence against women, said panelists at the Wilson Center on July 24. “Confined merely to performing household chores and childrearing duties, from early childhood, women and girls have been socialized into subservience and powerlessness and acceptance of domestic abuse as a norm,” Annette Kiawu, deputy minister for research and technical services at the Liberian Ministry of Gender and Development, told the audience.

Regional Consultation on the Sahel Countries

July 16, 2012 // 9:00am11:00am
Africa Program
Bedeviled by chronic food shortages, facing a current drought that will exacerbate that situation, and subject to dislocation due to conflict between various rebel movements, the civilian population of the Sahel is in a state of extreme vulnerability.
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Getting by With a Little Help from Our Friends: Crowdsourcing and USAID Development Credit Loans

June 28, 2012 // 12:00pm1:30pm
Science and Technology Innovation Program
USAID’s Development Credit Authority utilizes risk-sharing tools to encourage private financial institutions to increase financing for creditworthy but underserved borrowers. Geovisualization of these loans will allow donors, host governments, and the public to see where USAID has helped enhance the capacity of the private sector to make loans to new businesses and could act as a gauge for trends or signal areas for synergy.
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Countering the Lord’s Resistance Army: A Civilian View from the Field

June 20, 2012 // 2:00pm3:30pm
Africa Program
On June 20, the Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity, in collaboration with the Africa Program, convened a meeting of practitioners and experts from both the public and private sectors to engage in dialogue surrounding the recent activities undertaken by the international community to counter the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA). The discussion focused on the complexity of the issue and the need for a multi-sectoral and integrated solution that draws on different approaches and collaboration from local leaders and the international community.
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The 11th Civil Society Organization Session of US-Africa Trade and Economic Cooperation Forum

June 13, 2012 // 8:45am6:00pm
Africa Program
The AGOA Forum is the largest event the U. S. government shares with Sub-Saharan Africa nations – bringing together U.S. and African ministers, members of Congress, private sector and civil society representatives. Over the past twelve years, the Forum has evolved to include private sector and civil society groups in the deliberations.
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Population Projections: Breaking Down the Assumptions

June 05, 2012 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Although the pace of world population growth has declined, it has not stopped and future projections remain uncertain. Further, the amount of uncertainty is significant: The difference between the United Nation’s high and low estimates for 2050 is 2.5 billion people. The assumptions that go into them are therefore very important to understand.
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People and the Planet (Report Launch)

June 04, 2012 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Rapid and widespread changes in global population, coupled with unprecedented levels of consumption, present profound challenges to human health and well-being and the natural environment. The U.K.'s Royal Society offers the results of a wide-ranging, international study on this interaction, in the form of its 'People and the Planet' report.
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Intra-Trade and Infrastructure: A Discussion with the Eastern Africa Diplomatic Community

May 21, 2012 // 2:00pm3:30pm
Africa Program
Eastern Africa is a region with budding investment and development potential. Economic opportunities range from agriculture and tourism, to infrastructure, energy and minerals.

Family Planning and Results-Based Financing Initiatives: Opportunities and Challenges

May 21, 2012 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Results-based financing programs aim to address hurdles on both the supply and demand sides of the equation in developing countries by incentivizing the provision of a variety of quality services while removing barriers to access.
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Instability in West Africa: Issues and Challenges to Development and International Security

May 21, 2012 // 9:30am11:00am
Africa Program
Of late, West Africa has been unsettled as regional governments face internal disputes and conflicts, particularly the situation in the Sahel, which inhibit security and development.

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