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Africa: Rebuilding War-Torn Societies

Oct 01, 2008
At a recent awards dinner in South Africa, the Wilson Center honored South Africa's finance minister and a noted businessman for their noble efforts. Proceeds from this event are helping to fund the Africa Program's leadership training initiatives in Burundi, the DRC, and Liberia.

Leadership Project Hosts Consultation on Goma Peace Process

Aug 11, 2008
On July 21, the Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity hosted the first of two consultations on the Democratic Republic of the Congo as part of a series devoted to fragile and failed states.

Distinguished African Scholar Betty Bigombe in the Washington Post

Jul 29, 2008
In a new Washington Post multimedia report, former Ugandan government minister Betty Bigombe discusses her involvement in negotiating peace in northern Uganda to end the civil war with the Lord's Resistance Army.

Consultations on Fragile States To Be Launched

May 13, 2008
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.

Work Nears Completion on Working Group Book

Apr 30, 2008
The capstone publication of the Working Group on Preventing and Rebuilding Failed States, tentatively titled Talking Through Transitions: Strengthening Leaders' Capacities for State-Building is nearing completion.

Wilson Center–Designed Training Launches in Timor-Leste

Jan 22, 2008
In April 2007, the Wilson Center Leadership Program undertook a scoping mission to Timor-Leste on behalf of the World Bank–funded Leadership and Communication Capacity for Renewal Program (LCCNR) in Dili. The goal was to identify the key leadership and communication challenges facing Timor-Leste and design an initial outline of a capacity building program to address those challenges.

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