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.
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.
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.
The Wilson Center is pleased to announce that His Excellency Festus Mogae, current President of Botswana and Betty Oyella Bigombe, Senior Fellow at the United States Institute of Peace (USIP), will be joining the Africa Program as Distinguished Fellows.
Figures and trends.UNHCR, 2007
On November 8-9, 2007, the Africa Program and the Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity partnered with the Committee on Capacity Building of the Washington-based African Diplomatic corps to host their second two-day orientation for African diplomats at the Wilson Center.