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Building Peace in the Central African Republic: The Role of Agricultural Extension Services

Oct 02, 2019
Monday, October 21, 2019 -
14:00 to 15:30
Please join the Wilson Center’s Africa Program and Environmental Change & Security Program for a discussion on “Building Peace in the Central African Republic: The Role of Agricultural Extension Services” on Monday, October 21 from 2:00-3:30 pm in the Wilson Center’s 6th Floor Auditorium.

Managing Nigeria’s Diversity Amidst Rising Ethno-religious Tensions: A Conversation with H.E. Olusegun Obasanjo, former President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria

Oct 02, 2019
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 -
10:30 to 12:00
In this conversation, President Obasanjo, who served as Nigeria’s President from 1999-2007, shared his reflections on the drivers, scope and trajectories, and implications of the persistent ethno-religious tensions in Nigeria, and then offered some suggestions on measures that can be taken to address and manage these tensions toward a more inclusive Nigeria.

POSTPONED: The Trump Administration and U.S. Africa Policy: What has been accomplished and what lies ahead?

Sep 23, 2019
Thursday, October 3, 2019 -
15:00 to 16:30
We regret to inform you that this event has been postponed due to unforeseen circumstances. We apologize for the inconvenience. We very much hope that you will be able to join us once the event is rescheduled.

Visit by the International Visitor Leadership Program Delegation on Rule of Law and the U.S. Judicial System

Sep 16, 2019
On Friday, September 13, 2019, the Wilson Center Africa Program hosted a delegation of the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) for a discussion around the theme of rule of law and the U.S. Judicial System.

Ethiopia: Can the Future Prevail?

Jul 30, 2019
In this paper, Dr. Marina Ottaway analyzes the successful economic policies of Prime Minister Meles Zenawi and the rapid growth that spurred following the civil war. She outlines the political history of Ethiopia’s government and examines the role that ethnic federalism plays in the political and economic dynamics of the country, as well as its implications for the future.

Southern Voices Network for Peacebuilding Policy Workshop: Peace, Youth, and Security in the Sahel.

Jul 23, 2019
Monday, July 22, 2019 - 09:00 to Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - 17:00
The Wilson Center Africa Program and the Initiative Prospective Agricole et Rurale (IPAR) are co-hosting a two-day policy workshop from July 22-23, 2019 on "Peace and Security in the Sahel," in Dakar, Senegal.

2019 SVNP Annual Conference: Youth and Peacebuilding in Africa (Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire)

Jun 28, 2019
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 09:00 to Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 17:00
The Wilson Center Africa Program in partnership with the Centre de Recherche et d’Action pour la Paix (CERAP) and Centre Ivoirien de Recherches Economiques et Sociales (CIRES) co-hosted the 2019 Southern Voices Network for Peacebuilding (SVNP) Conference from July 15 to 18, 2019 in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.

Dr. Monde Muyangwa Discusses the Importance of Strategic Leadership in Governance for African Security

Jun 27, 2019
On June 10, 2019, Dr. Monde Muyangwa presented at “Emerging Security Sector Leaders Seminar,” discussing the importance of strategic leadership for sustainable security in Africa and identifying the core characteristics of strategic leadership.

Dr. Monde Muyangwa Presents at the African Unity for Renaissance Conference in Pretoria

Jun 27, 2019
On May 22, 2019, Dr. Monde Muyangwa, the Director of the Wilson Center’s Africa Program, presented at the 9th African Unity for Renaissance Conference on “Alternative Perspectives for Peace-making and Peacebuilding in Africa,” hosted by the Human Sciences Research Council’s (HSRC) Africa Institute of South Africa (AISA).