Events

The U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit One Year On: Progress, Challenges, and the Way Forward for Economic Relations

September 10, 2015 // 1:45pm3:30pm
Please join the Wilson Center Africa Program and Brown Capital Management on 10 September 2015 for the launch of the Brown Capital Africa Forum featuring a high-level panel discussion on The U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit One Year On: Progress, Challenges, and the Way Forward for Economic Relations.

Roundtable on Supporting Women Entrepreneurs in Africa

August 10, 2015 // 1:00pm3:00pm
How can the U.S. government create an enabling environment to assist women entrepreneurs doing business in Africa?
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The Role of IGAD: A Regional Approach to the Crisis in South Sudan

August 04, 2015 // 2:00pm3:30pm
On July 16, 2015, the Wilson Center Africa Program hosted a discussion on the conflict in South Sudan and the role of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), the U.S., and other actors in the mediation process. Dr. Getachew Gebrekidan, a visiting scholar from the Southern Voices Network* and an Assistant Professor at the Institute for Peace and Security Studies of Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia, presented his research on “The Role of IGAD: A Regional Approach to the Crisis in South Sudan.” Mr. John Prendergast, Founding Director at the Enough Project, also presented, focusing on recommendations for the United States and international community in working towards a peaceful resolution in South Sudan.

Teleconference: Obama in Africa

July 29, 2015 // 11:00am12:00pm
In this podcast, analysts and observers on the ground assess the impact of President Obama's visit and the next steps for East Africa.
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Engaging Women for Africa's Future: The Role of Women in Science, Technology, and Innovation

July 16, 2015 // 2:00pm3:30pm
On July 16, 2015, the Wilson Center Africa Program hosted a discussion on engaging more women in science, technology, and innovation (STI) for sustainable development in Africa. Mr. Bobadoye Ayodotun, a visiting scholar from the Southern Voices Network* and a Research Officer at the African Technology Policy Study Network, presented his research on “Gender, Science, Technology, and Innovation for Sustainable Development in Africa.” Ms. Jennifer Haskell, Director of the Office of Science and Technology Cooperation in the Bureau of Oceans and International Environment and Scientific Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, also spoke, focusing on U.S. initiatives to increase women in STI in Africa.
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"Brand Africa"- Separating Myth From Reality

July 07, 2015 // 3:00pm5:00pm
On July 7, 2015, the Wilson Center Africa Program hosted a discussion on what many see as a tarnished "Brand Africa." Ms. Florizelle Liser, Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Africa; Ambassador Donald Gips, Senior Counselor at Albright Stonebridge Group; Mr. Omoyele Sowore, Founder of Sahara Reporters; and Ms. Valentina Saltane, Private Sector Development Specialist at the World Bank Group, offered a frank discussion on misconceptions about Africa and solutions for realigning these perceptions with reality.

Eradicating Boko Haram Sustainably: An Integrated Regional Approach

June 24, 2015 // 2:00pm3:30pm
On June 24, 2015, the Wilson Center Africa Program hosted Kah Walla, CEO of Strategies!, and Lauren Ploch Blanchard, specialist in African Affairs with the Congressional Research Service, for a discussion on strategies for sustainably combatting Boko Haram. The speakers focused on the need for a regional approach and an integrated strategy to fight Boko Haram militarily, while also addressing the underlying issues that have given rise to the organization. The event also included a discussion of what the U.S. and global community can do to support the affected countries in their fight against Boko Haram.
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Pirates, Islam, and U.S. Hostage Policy

June 24, 2015 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Moore discussed his two and a half year ordeal as a captive of Somali pirates, with a focus on certain myths about hostage-taking.

Crisis in Burundi: Can the U.S. Help?

June 18, 2015 // 1:00pm4:00pm
On June 18, 2015, the Wilson Center Africa Program hosted two panel discussions on the current crisis in Burundi, with a focus on identifying viable opportunities for international engagement, particularly for the United States. The first panel focused on the political, legal, and security issues related to the crisis, while the second addressed the role of civil society and cultural factors.
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The Sahel Beyond the Headlines: Population, Environment, and Security Dynamics

May 12, 2015 // 9:30am5:00pm
Speakers from the Sahel and US-based experts will engage in solutions-oriented policy dialogues that address demographic trends, reproductive health, food security, and peacebuilding. Additional cross-cutting themes throughout the discussion will include gender, youth, and health.

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