Africa Events

Gender Based Violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) - Causes and Consequences.

April 02, 2008 // 9:30am11:00am
Africa Program
Gender-based violence is perhaps nowhere more prevalent than in the war-torn eastern provinces of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Webcast

Building Peace in Uganda: Next Steps

March 07, 2008 // 1:00pm2:30pm
Africa Program
On March 7, the Africa Program and the Initiative for Inclusive Security co-hosted a panel with Wilson Center Africa Program Distinguished Scholar Betty Bigombe and Caroline Bunga Idembe, advocacy officer for the Uganda Women's Network (UWONET).
Webcast

Slavery in Mauritania: An Update

March 04, 2008 // 2:00pm3:30pm
Africa Program
With Boubacar Messaoud, President of SOS Slaves, Mauritania's primary anti-slavery organization Romana Cacchioli, Africa Program Officer, Anti-Slavery InternationalModerator: Akwe Amosu, Senior Policy Analyst, Open Society InstituteDiscussant: Ibrahima Dia, Mauritanian Ambassador to the U.S.
Webcast

The Power of Local Natural Resource Governance in Conflict Contexts

February 28, 2008 // 11:00am1:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Panelists discuss how local natural resource management efforts can strengthen local governance and help prevent violent conflict from erupting. The event is the second in ECSP's "New Horizons at the Nexus of Conflict, Natural Resources, and Health" meeting series.

Madagascar Action Plan 2007-2012: A Bold and Exciting Vision for Rapid Development

February 05, 2008 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
The goal of the 2007-2012 Madagascar Action Plan (MAP) is to "fight against poverty and to improve the economy," announces Madagascar's Minister of Agriculture, Livestock, and Fisheries Marius Ratolojanahary at the Wilson Center.
Webcast

The Future of Democracy in South Africa and the Region

January 31, 2008 // 1:00pm2:30pm
Africa Program
With Paul Graham, Executive Director of the Instittue for Democracy in South Africa (IDASA),and Judith February, leader of the political information and monitoring service at IDASA. Moderator: Ambassador Princeton Lyman, Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Council of Foreign Relations and Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University.
Webcast

A Private Briefing with H.E. Dahir R. Kahin, President of Somaliland

January 16, 2008 // 1:00pm2:30pm
Africa Program
On Wednesday, January 16, the Africa Program at the Wilson Center held a private briefing with H.E. Dahir R. Kahin, President of Somaliland, and selected members of his cabinet.

A Briefing on Burundi

January 16, 2008 // 9:00am1:00pm
Africa Program
On January 16, Fabien Nsengimana, director of the Burundi Leadership Training Program (BLTP), and Africa Program Director Howard Wolpe briefed an audience on current sociopolitical conditions in Burundi and ways the BLTP has helped facilitate the Burundian peace process. Launched by the Africa Program, the BLTP is a major capacity-building initiative that trains leaders from belligerent parties in basic communication, negotiation, and decision-making skills. Nsengimana highlighted the role of leadership training in the Burundian conflict's progression from armed confrontation to eventual democratic elections and partial reconciliation. Participants cautioned the most significant challenge to resolve is transforming the attitudinal changes achieved at the individual leadership level into larger sociopolitical change amongst the population.

Integrated Development: Population, Health, and Environment in East Africa, and Future Directions in Policy and Practice

January 15, 2008 // 11:00am4:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
The population-health-environment (PHE) community must harness the momentum generated by the PHE conference held in Ethiopia, in November 2007, says Geoff Dabelko at a meeting launching ECSP's new series "PHE: Building the Foundation for the Next 10 Years."

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