Africa Events

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Risk and Resilience: Sudan’s Livelihoods Challenge

November 13, 2013 // 8:55am11:00am
Environmental Change and Security Program
Sudan’s pastoralists gained infamy during the conflict in Darfur last decade, when outsiders described the violence as a result of competition between climate-stressed, semi-nomadic herders and sedentary farmers. But Sudan’s pastoralists may not be as fragile as previously thought and could even hold the key to survival for similar groups in Africa, said a panel of experts at the Wilson Center on November 13.

China’s Distant Water Fishing Industry

November 05, 2013 // 9:00am11:00am
China Environment Forum
At this meeting, two experts will explore the drivers and impacts of China’s distant fishing fleets and the difficulties in regulating multi-national and multi-species fisheries across large ocean areas.

Speaking Rights to Power: Constructing Political Will

October 24, 2013 // 9:00am11:00am
Latin American Program
"Speaking Rights to Power: Constructing Political Will" is a path-breaking study by Professor Alison Brysk in which she analyzes how human rights rhetoric works, and how to make it work better.

Food Security and Sociopolitical Stability

October 22, 2013 // 10:00am12:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Global food price spikes in 2008 and again in 2011 coincided with a surge of political unrest in low- and middle-income countries. Governments and philanthropic foundations have begun redoubling efforts to resuscitate agricultural research and technology transfer, as well as to accelerate the modernization of food value chains to deliver high quality food inexpensively, faster, and in greater volumes to urban consumers. But is this enough?

Women Leading Policy Transformation in Agribusiness in Tanzania

October 16, 2013 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Global Women's Leadership Initiative
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Impacting the Future: Luvuyo Mandela’s Perspective

October 16, 2013 // 11:00am12:30pm
Africa Program
Luvuyo Mandela, Social Entrepreneur, delivered a keynote address on South Africa's story of struggle, hope, trial & error, and lessons learned. While South Africa has come a long way from the days of apartheid and oppression, and possesses a promising future, this generation feels the pressure to be a beacon of democracy, peace, and inclusion on the continent and for the world. Theirs is a task to maintain the positive momentum that will move the country forward. The youth are key to bringing this future to fruition and through active and engaged citizenship South Africa's promise can be realized.
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The Demographic Dividend: Economic Growth With Changing Age Structures

October 15, 2013 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
In the latter half of last century, Thailand and other East Asian countries successfully capitalized on shifts in their age structures to gain a boost in economic productivity, a phenomenon known as the demographic dividend. Today, despite the hitherto sluggish pace of Africa’s demographic transition, scholars and politicians remain hopeful that similar changes on the continent may lead to faster development in coming decades.

CANCELLED: European Union - United States Partnership in Africa: An EU Rendez-Vous Event

October 10, 2013 // 12:00pm5:45pm
Africa Program
Please note that this consultation has been CANCELLED due to the government shutdown. We regret any inconvenience this may cause.
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Climate Change in a Growing, Urbanizing World: Understanding the Demography of Adaptation (Book Launch)

October 02, 2013 // 11:45am1:30pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
The effects of climate change are often conveyed through the lens of changing physical landscapes. Shifting weather patterns, the intensification of drought, flooding, and coastal erosion are all primary areas of climate research. But do researchers know enough about changes in the size, distribution, and composition of human populations as they relate to climate vulnerability?
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Storytelling Is Serious Business: Narratives, Research, and Policy

September 30, 2013 // 11:50am2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
The use of storytelling, through evocative writing, short films, infographics, and maps, to convey global issues is increasingly popular, yet few organizations are able to invest the time and energy needed to develop emotionally compelling and visually expressive content.

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