This keynote address was presented by distinguished feminist scholar, Ayesha Imam, coordinator of the Nigerian women's rights organization BAOBOB, at a forum hosted by the Woodrow Wilson International Center's Africa Program and Middle East Project on Women, Islam and Human Rights in Africa, on September 17th, 2003.
The fourth installment in the Africa Program's Occasional Paper Series assesses past struggles and future prospects for economic, political and social development on the continent.
English; Originally published in the Journal of Democracy, January 2006.
In the keynote address, Angolan Minister of Industry Joaquim David introduced two of the key themes of the Angola Day event: 1) the necessity to improve current knowledge of the political and economic realities of Angola and 2) the importance of strengthening relations between the United States and Angola. A video and summary of the event can be found here.
Governance on the Ground shows people at a local level working through municipal institutions to take more responsibility for their own lives and environment. This study reports what social scientists in eight local networks found when they chose their own subjects for a worldwide comparative study of institutional reform at the local level. Governance on the Ground is the culminating product of the Global Urban Research Initiative, a major 1990s research effort that created a worldwide network of some 400 social scientistsMore about this title can be found on the Wilson Center Press website.
Between September 26 and October 1, 2005, the Woodrow Wilson Center's Burundi Leadership Training Program held a retreat for the Vice-Presidents, cabinet and senior advisers of the newly-elected Burundi government. President Nkurunziza observed the retreat, and delivered the closing address. Translated into English by Diane Yameogo
English; May, 2004
Africa's role in the drug trafficking industry is a strong testament to the interplay of supply and demand market expansion, to the hybridization of transnational organized crime syndicates, as well as to the need for a paradigm shift in domestic, regional and international approaches to drug trafficking interdiction. On May 28, 2009, the Africa Program of the Woodrow Wilson Center convened a conference to assess the situation of international drug trafficking and the increasingly important role that Africa plays.