September 28, 2011 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
“What policymakers everywhere have to understand is that women’s empowerment...is the solution not only for women’s issues but to many of our developmental problems as well.”
September 28, 2011 // 9:00am — 10:15am
President Pierre Nkurunziza detailed the fight to create both a political and economic environment necessary in Burundi for investment, trade, and support from the international community.
September 27, 2011 // 2:30pm — 4:00pm
The content of this discussion was focused on the current situation in Burundi and the role of the government and the international community in the development process. Significant progress has been made in terms of securing peace and a degree of social and economic stability in Burundi, yet much work remains to ensure a sustainable democratic future.
Nigeria: Business, Investment, and Development Opportunities Presented by Six Key Nigerian Governors
September 19, 2011 // 9:00am — 11:00am
The Africa Program in co-sponsorship with Africare and the Constituency for Africa presents the “Nigeria: Business, Investment, and Development Opportunities Presented by Six Key Nigerian Governors.”
September 15, 2011 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
Gender and Islam in Africa examines ways in which women in Africa are interpreting traditional Islamic concepts in order to empower themselves and their societies. African women, it argues, have promoted the ideals and practices of equality, human rights, and democracy within the framework of Islamic thought, challenging conventional conceptualizations of the religion as gender-constricted and patriarchal.
September 14, 2011 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
The Wilson Center's Cold War International History Project in collaboration with the Africa Program presents a panel discussion on the the newly released Foreign Relations of the United States, 1969–1976, Volume XXVIII, Southern Africa.
September 13, 2011 // 2:00pm — 3:30pm
A delegation of Cameroonian officials will present the government’s plans for the coming election as a backdrop to a discussion on how the international community can help ensure that democracy, human rights, the rule of law, and accountability are respected.
September 08, 2011 // 2:00pm — 4:00pm
After the conclusion of a conflict that spanned five decades, the Comprehensive Peace Agreement outlined a pathway to bring about the end of the bloodletting and the birth of a new nation: The Republic of South Sudan. Tim McKulka, a photographer with UNMISS, presents, "We'll Make our Homes Here" a book about Sudan through the eyes and words of Sudanese people.
September 01, 2011 // 9:30am — 11:30am
The United States has been engaged in Security Sector Reform (SSR) in the DRC since 2006. However, without strong political will to improve security, overall improvement has stagnated. The Congolese army, the FARDC, is still seen as a factitious group of rebel militias. What is the way forward for SSR in the DRC?
August 09, 2011 // 10:00am — 11:30am
Against the backdrop of protracted instability in the eastern Kivu provinces and the new priorities of the UN’s stabilizing mission in the DRC, the country is set to hold important presidential and legislative elections in November.