Africa Events

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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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Why We Botch the Ends of Wars

October 03, 2011 // 4:00pm5:30pm
History and Public Policy Program
A persistent theme in American history in wartime is a failure to plan carefully for the aftermath of wars. Obsessed with the military aspects of their struggles, neither military nor civilian leaders pay close attention to political issues until the shooting is about to stop, making the achievement of a durable settlement dramatically harder.
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Strengthening the Voices of Women Champions for Family Planning and Reproductive Health

September 28, 2011 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Maternal Health Initiative
“What policymakers everywhere have to understand is that women’s empowerment...is the solution not only for women’s issues but to many of our developmental problems as well.”
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Burundi: Prospects and Plans for 2011 and Beyond

September 28, 2011 // 9:00am10:15am
Africa Program
President Pierre Nkurunziza detailed the fight to create both a political and economic environment necessary in Burundi for investment, trade, and support from the international community.
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Silent Suffering: Maternal Morbidities in Developing Countries

September 27, 2011 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Maternal Health Initiative
Maternal morbidities – illnesses and injuries that do not kill but nevertheless seriously affect a woman’s health – are a critical, yet frequently neglected, dimension of safe motherhood.

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