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March 4, 2013 Events

March 4-10, 2013

Continue reading for events occurring throughout Washington, D.C.

Growing Africa: Unlocking the Potential of Agribusiness
Hosted by: The World Bank
Location: Livestream
Time: 9:30am– 10:30am
Summary: Participate in a live discussion with the World Bank's Vice President, Makhtar Diop, and participants from six African countries as they discuss ways to grow Africa's agriculture and agribusiness industries.
To participate in the live event, please visit:

Peacekeeping and Protection of Civilians in South Sudan: Rhetoric and Reality
Hosted by: US Institute of Peace
Location: US Institute of Peace
2301 Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, D.C. 20037
Time: 10:00am– 11:30am
Summary: The United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS) maintains civilian protection as one of its core responsibilities. However, ethnic tensions and a weak national security architecture across South Sudan, coupled with UNMISS's own limited resources; have made this objective of protecting civilians from physical violence difficult to achieve. There have been sporadic, violent tribal clashes in several South Sudanese states, most notably inter-communal violence in Jonglei state that has claimed hundreds, if not thousands, of lives.

USIP is pleased to host Ms. Hilde Johnson, special representative of the U.N. secretary-general and head of UNMISS, to discuss some of the challenges that UNMISS has faced and lessons learned in striving to protect civilians.

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Africa Program

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, 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