Africa

Africa Program Director Meets with the African Development Bank’s African Development Institute

Saving Mothers, Giving Life: It Takes a System to Save a Mother

The vast majority of maternal deaths are preventable. Despite this fact, approximately every two minutes a woman dies during pregnancy or childbirth. 

What Sudan’s Uprisings Say About the Nation’s Past — and the Arab World’s Future

The Arab Spring’s legacy is proving to be irrepressible. Since mid-December, protesters in Sudan have been demonstrating in increasing numbers across the economically strapped country. They have been calling for an end to 30 years of repressive rule by Gen. Omar al-Bashir.

Sudan was a template for a successful Arab mass revolt.

Sovereign Wealth Funds in Africa: Policies and Best Practices for Securing the Future (Gaborone, Botswana)

In partnership with the Government of Botswana, the first sovereign wealth fund in Africa, the Wilson Center's Brown Capital Management Africa Forum will conduct a conference from May 9-10, 2019 in Gaborone, Botswana to address the key issues and trends in Sovereign Wealth Funds (SWFs) in Africa, to answer questions on the best policies and practices for structuring and managing SWFs, and to facilitate collaboration and exchange of information among global SWFs and the private sector.  

Africa Program Director meets with Dr. Cosmas Milton Obote Ochieng, the Director of the African Natural Resources Center at the African Development Bank

On November 20, 2018—Dr. Monde Muyangwa Africa Program Director—and Dr. Cosmas Milton Obote Ochieng, the Director of the African Natural Resources Center (ANRC) at the African Development Bank Group met to explore potential opportunities for collaboration around issues related to natural resource governance and management in Africa. 

Dr. Monde Muyangwa and Dr. Cosmas Milton Obote Ochieng were joined by Ms. Ruth Greenspan Bell, a Public Policy Fellow with the Environmental Change and Security Program. 

Emerging Lessons from the DREAMS Innovation Challenge

“Everyone in the community knew that I was the next [to get pregnant], but I was so determined that until I achieve my dream of becoming an accountant, I will not drop out of school, and I will not get pregnant,” said Rebecca Acio, a 19-year-old Ambassador for the Strengthening Accountability in Girls Education (SAGE) DREAMS Project, Uganda.

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