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Regional Consultation on the Sahel Countries

July 16, 2012 // 9:00am11:00am
Bedeviled by chronic food shortages, facing a current drought that will exacerbate that situation, and subject to dislocation due to conflict between various rebel movements, the civilian population of the Sahel is in a state of extreme vulnerability.
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South Africa: Transforming Tomorrow

June 26, 2012 // 1:15pm5:40pm
As part of the Embassy of South Africa’s “South Africa 2012,” the South Africa-Washington International Program (SAWIP) & the Wilson Center Present: South Africa: The Future Ahead.

Countering the Lord’s Resistance Army: A Civilian View from the Field

June 20, 2012 // 2:00pm3:30pm
On June 20, the Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity, in collaboration with the Africa Program, convened a meeting of practitioners and experts from both the public and private sectors to engage in dialogue surrounding the recent activities undertaken by the international community to counter the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA). The discussion focused on the complexity of the issue and the need for a multi-sectoral and integrated solution that draws on different approaches and collaboration from local leaders and the international community.
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The 11th Civil Society Organization Session of US-Africa Trade and Economic Cooperation Forum

June 13, 2012 // 8:45am6:00pm
The AGOA Forum is the largest event the U. S. government shares with Sub-Saharan Africa nations – bringing together U.S. and African ministers, members of Congress, private sector and civil society representatives. Over the past twelve years, the Forum has evolved to include private sector and civil society groups in the deliberations.
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People and the Planet (Report Launch)

June 04, 2012 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Rapid and widespread changes in global population, coupled with unprecedented levels of consumption, present profound challenges to human health and well-being and the natural environment. The U.K.'s Royal Society offers the results of a wide-ranging, international study on this interaction, in the form of its 'People and the Planet' report.
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Intra-Trade and Infrastructure: A Discussion with the Eastern Africa Diplomatic Community

May 21, 2012 // 2:00pm3:30pm
Eastern Africa is a region with budding investment and development potential. Economic opportunities range from agriculture and tourism, to infrastructure, energy and minerals.
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Instability in West Africa: Issues and Challenges to Development and International Security

May 21, 2012 // 9:30am11:00am
Of late, West Africa has been unsettled as regional governments face internal disputes and conflicts, particularly the situation in the Sahel, which inhibit security and development.
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QDDR in Action: Civil Society Sustainability in U.S. Foreign Policy

May 17, 2012 // 9:00am11:00am
Over the last year, civil society has continued to play a critical role in democratization throughout the world, and Secretary of State Hilary Clinton's "Strategic Dialogue initiative with Civil Society" has provided a model for how governments and civil society can work together to advance the common good.
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Getting Past Megacities: How Peri-Urban Has Become the New City Center

May 15, 2012 // 10:00am12:00pm
Half of the world’s seven billion people currently live in cities, one billion of them in informal settlements; the United Nations projects that the global urban population will expand to as many as five billion over the next two decades. As a result of failing rural economies, conflicts, material inequalities, gentrification, and other urban development programs, people are moving into, out of, and through cities in search of profit, protection, and passage elsewhere.

The 3rd Conference: Africa: 54 Countries, One Union

May 03, 2012 // 9:00amMay 04, 2012 // 5:00pm
"Africa: 54 Countries, One Union" is a follow up to last year's Conference in Washington, DC. This Conference aims to bolster African initiatives on infrastructure and development.

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