Empowering Local Peacebuilders: Strategies for Effective Engagement of Local Actors in Peace Operations
This USIP publication features, "Getting the Right People in the Room: The Burundi Leadership Training Program" by Howard Wolpe and Africa Program Director, Steve McDonald.
With the generous support of the Ford Foundation, the Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity is launching a new initiative building on our Working Group on Preventing and Rebuilding Failed States.
Agriculture and energy production play an enormous roles in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). This paper provides detailed analysis on the food and energy crisis in Sub-Saharan Africa through the glasses of African stakeholders.
This occasional paper is the fourth in a series titled, "What Really Works in Preventing and Rebuilding Failed States." This fourth occasional paper is based on a public forum that took place on, Thursday, March 13, 2008, at the Wilson Center, entitled, "Religious Responses to Conflict: Lessons Learned and Practical Strategies for Peacebuilding." Michael Lund, consulting program manager to the Leadership Project and senior specialist for conflict and peacebuilding at Management Systems International Inc. (MSI) moderated the session. The publication was compiled and edited by Mathias Kjaer and Sarah Cussen of the Leadership Project.
The Africa Program and the Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity launch new blog - join the discussion today!
Stemming from the concern that the Southern “voice” or perspective is seldom heard in international policy forums, the Leadership Project has launched a major initiative that brings African-based research and policy institutions together in order to identify issues they feel are critical to North/South dialogue.
The conference was the culminating event of a two-day Youth and Conflict workshop that took place at American University on May 15 and 16, 2006.
This new report, Preventing the Next Wave of Conflict: Understanding Non-Traditional Threats to Global Stability, released by the Center's Conflict Prevention Project, is an analysis of the non-traditional threats to national security including economic and social disparities, failures in political and economic governance, demographic shifts, scarcity of natural resources, environmental degradation, and health crises. The report is available here for download.