Africa Events

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Brazil and Africa: Cooperation for Innovation in Agriculture and What the U.S. Can Do

May 16, 2011 // 12:00pm1:15pm
Wilson Center on the Hill
Brazil has been a leader in turning tropical savannah soils into productive land for agricultural development. Embraba, the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation, has established an office in Africa and is working with more than a dozen African countries, in partnership with developing agencies and foundations, to improve agricultural productivity and food security in the continent. Panelists discussed the importance of agricultural innovation in Brazil and Africa and what role the U.S. can play.
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Book Launch: Human Population: Its Influences on Biodiversity

May 11, 2011 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Measurements of "human population density and growth can be used to identify changes in the viability of native species, and more directly, in changes in ecological systems or habitat quality," said Richard Cincotta, consultant at the Environmental Change and Security Program and demographer-in-residence at the Stimson Center, speaking at the book launch of Human Population: Its Influence on Biological Diversity.
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Waging Peace: The Inextricable Links Between Security and Development

May 11, 2011 // 9:00am11:00am
Africa Program
Rye Barcott, author of It Happened on the Way to War, writes about his experiences as an impressionable student in Kenya, a front-line warrior in Iraq, and the journey in between. He focuses on two central themes, which he believes to be relevant to development practitioners: What he had learned on the approach to participatory development? And what are the strengths and limitations of the military to engage in capacity-building work?
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Connections Between Climate and Stability: Lessons from Asia and Africa

May 10, 2011 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Janani Vivekananda of International Alert was joined by Jeffrey Stark of the Foundation for Environmental Security and Sustainability and Cynthia Brady of USAID's Office of Conflict Management and Mitigation, to discuss the complex connections between climate change, conflict, stability, and governance.

The Lord's Resistance Army: Implementing Policy to End an Enduring Problem

May 05, 2011 // 9:30am11:30am
Africa Program
Operating without any clear political agenda for nearly 25 years, the Lord’s Resistance Army may be one of the most enduring and perplexing militias in the Great Lakes region. The Great Lakes Policy Forum presents, "The Lords of Resistance Army: Implementing Policy to End an Enduring Problem."
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Reporting on Global Health: A Conversation With the International Reporting Project Fellows

April 28, 2011 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Fresh off their assignments, four fellows from the International Reporting Project speak about their experiences researching underreported health issues in Haiti, Botswana, Mozambique, and Uganda.

Oil in Africa: Blessing or Curse?

April 21, 2011 // 12:00pm1:15pm
Wilson Center on the Hill
Oil has been a mixed blessing to many African countries, providing great wealth but also bringing with it the curse of corruption. Panelists discussed the history of oil management on the continent and how countries such as Ghana and Liberia, which are at the early stages of oil development and production, can avoid these obstacles. They also examined what role the U.S. can play.
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Accessing Maternal Health Care Services in Urban Slums: What Do We Know?

April 19, 2011 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Maternal Health Initiative
The Population Council's John Townsend moderates a discussion on improving maternal health care in urban slums as part of the 2011 Maternal Health Dialogue Series.
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Union to Union: How are Europe and Africa Getting Along?

April 07, 2011 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Africa Program
“My role as Managing Director is to try and bring together all of the diverse threads of Europe’s relationship with Africa in a way that we have not been able to before,” Dr. Nick Westcott said of his post in the European External Action Service (EEAS) at an event co-hosted by the Africa Program and Leadership Project on April 7, 2011.
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U.S. Policy Toward Africa 2011: Implications of Current Events

April 05, 2011 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Africa Program
Steve McDonald, Consulting Director, Africa Program and the Projector on Leadership and Capacity, Woodrow Wilson Center; Ambassador Johnnie Carson, Assistant Secretary of State for Africa, Bureau of African Affairs, U.S. Department of State; Jane Harman, Director, President, and CEO, Woodrow Wilson Center

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