2017 Southern Voices Network for Peacebuilding Conference
From July 10 to 13, 2017 the Wilson Center Africa Program hosted the 2017 annual Southern Voices Network for Peacebuilding conference at the Wilson Center in Washington, DC. The theme of this year's conference, “Peacebuilding in Africa - What Works?,” engaged SVNP members, U.S. policymakers, researchers, and practitioners on the key issues, challenges, lessons learned, and best practices for peacebuilding in Africa.
From July 10 to 13, 2017, the Wilson Center Africa Program hosted the 2017 annual Southern Voices Network for Peacebuilding (SVNP) conference at the Wilson Center in Washington, D.C. Under the theme, “Peacebuilding in Africa - What Works?” the conference served as a forum for substantive, productive, and enlightening discussions on major issues for peacebuilding in Africa, as well as an opportunity for sharing the work of the 21 SVNP member organizations. Through sixteen internal sessions, workshops, and public events, representatives from the member organizations of the SVNP, U.S. policymakers, researchers, and practitioners engaged on and discussed the key issues, challenges, lessons learned, and best practices for peacebuilding in Africa.
Find further details on the conversations held during the conference’s three public events, including webcasts and photos, below:
A conference report will be published in the coming weeks. If you have any questions about the conference, please email email@example.com.
The Southern Voices Network for Peacebuilding (SVNP) is a continent-wide network of African policy and research organizations that works with the Africa Program to bring African analyses and perspectives to key issues in U.S.-Africa relations. Funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York since 2011, the project provides avenues for African researchers to engage with, inform, and exchange perspectives with U.S. and international policymakers in order to develop the most appropriate, cohesive, and inclusive policy frameworks for the issues of peacebuilding and state-building in Africa.
Getachew Zeru Gebrekidan
Lecturer, Institute for Peace and Security Studies, Addis Ababa University
Reverend Eugene Goussikindey
Jok Madut Jok
Assistant Professor of History, Loyola Marymount University
Director of Institute of Human Rights and Dignity, Center of Research and Action for Peace
SARCHi Chair: African Diplomacy and Foreign Policy, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
Professor of Communications, Rongo University and Founding Director, Center for Media, Democracy, Peace & Security (CMDPS)
Dr. Kidane Kiros Bitsue
Dr. Edward Brown
Dr. Ibrahim Diarra
Dr. Nicholas Ozor
Fr. Alain Nzadi-a-Nzadi
Prof. Francois Masabo
Mr. Chukwuemeka Eze
Mr. Gustavo de Carvalho
The Africa Program works to address the most critical issues facing Africa and U.S.-Africa relations, build mutually beneficial U.S.–Africa relations, and enhance knowledge and understanding about Africa in the United States. The Program achieves its mission through in-depth research and analyses, including our blog Africa Up Close, public discussion, working groups, and briefings that bring together policymakers, practitioners, and subject matter experts to analyze and offer practical options for tackling key challenges in Africa and in U.S.-Africa relations. Read more