Because of the significance of Nigeria to the entire African continent, and because of growing concern that the United States had paid insufficient attention to the signs of growing tensions and instability within Nigeria on the lead-up to the 2007 national elections, a consortium of primarily Washingtonbased institutions (the Wilson Center, the Center for Strategic and International Studies, the Africa Program at John Hopkins’ School for Advanced and International Studies, and the Council on Foreign Relations) organized a series of programs designed to engage both Nigerian and American policymakers in an examination of “The Pending Nigerian Elections: A Step Toward Democratic Consolidation or Descent into Chaos?”
On May 18, 2007, the Woodrow Wilson Center hosted the last of four events on Nigeria's elections. Former Canadian Prime Minister Joe Clark gave the keynote address and his remarks at the "Nigeria: A Post-Election Analysis" event. A video and agenda of the event can be found here.
Decentralization, Democratic Governance, and Civil Society in Comparative Perspective: Africa, Asia, and Latin AmericaJul 07, 2011
Decentralization, Democratic Governance, and Civil Society in Comparative Perspective studies the relation of decentralization to democratization at both intermediate and local levels and analyzes how decentralization is transforming the relationship between the state and civil society. This book presents case studies from six countries in three continents in which decentralization of some parts of government has been attempted: Mexico, Chile, South Africa, Kenya, the Philippines, and Indonesia.More about this title can be found on the Wilson Center Press website.
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On November 4th, 2005, H.E. Salva Kiir, First Vice President of Sudan, President of Southern Sudan and Commander-in-Chief of the SPLM, delivered a wide-ranging presentation, and released the attached statement. A video and summary of the event can be found here.
Report on a Workshop on Negotiation Skills and the Resolution of Conflict with Joint Liaison Teams of the United Nations Operation in Burundi (ONUB)Jul 07, 2011
English; September, 2004