Africa Events

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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. Search for Common Ground (SFCG) and the Africa Program of the Wilson Center hosted a panel to discuss the current pre-electoral context in Burundi, and priorities over the coming months.

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.
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High Stakes: How This Year’s Climate Negotiations Will Impact National Security

February 12, 2015 // 9:00am10:30am
Environmental Change and Security Program
Experts expect the upcoming UN climate change summit will be the best chance to achieve a binding, universal agreement to limit carbon emissions. But the conference is not getting the attention it deserves from policymakers and the public, given the stakes, said Nick Mabey, founding director and chief executive of the UK-based environmental NGO E3G at the Wilson Center on February 12.

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.

Meeting with the Parliamentary Select Committee on Foreign Affairs of Ghana

January 15, 2015 // 9:00am10:30am
Africa Program
On January 15, 2015, the Woodrow Wilson Center Africa Program hosted seven members of the Parliamentary Select Committee on Foreign Affairs of Ghana for a discussion on United States policymaking, current US policy towards Africa, and the role of the Wilson Center in policymaking and foreign relations.

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