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2019 SVNP Annual Conference: Youth and Peacebuilding in Africa (Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire)

The Wilson Center Africa Program in partnership with the Centre de Recherche et d’Action pour la Paix (CERAP) and Centre Ivoirien de Recherches Economiques et Sociales (CIRES) co-hosted the 2019 Southern Voices Network for Peacebuilding (SVNP) Conference from July 15 to 18, 2019 in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. The SVNP is a pan-African network consisting of 23 organizations working on various dimensions of peacebuilding in Africa.

Dr. Monde Muyangwa Discusses the Importance of Strategic Leadership in Governance for African Security

Dr. Monde Muyangwa Presents at the African Unity for Renaissance Conference in Pretoria

On May 22, 2019, Dr. Monde Muyangwa, the Director of the Wilson Center’s Africa Program, presented at the 9th African Unity for Renaissance Conference on “Alternative Perspectives for Peace-making and Peacebuilding in Africa,” hosted by the Human Sciences Research Council’s (HSRC) Africa Institute of South Africa (AISA).

Africa in Transition | Educational Entertainment: Promoting Health and Social Change through Pop Culture

By 2050, Africa’s young population—those between 0 and 24 years of age—will increase by 50 percent. As these young people work to overcome barriers to a more prosperous life, how will they get the information they need? Sharing information through innovative media platforms, such as serial dramas, music, and online games can be an effective tool for reducing risky behaviors and improving population health. In particular, stories told through television and radio dramas can have widespread influence on people’s health and create social change. 

This Ain’t Your Grand-Daddy’s Africa: Looking Beyond the Challenges to Lock in the Opportunities

On June 11, the Wilson Center Africa Program hosted a Brown Capital Management Africa Forum event entitled This Ain’t Your Grand-Daddy’s Africa: Looking Beyond the Challenges to Lock in the Opportunities. This discussion focused on assessing Africa’s ongoing transformations, identifying challenges and opportunities, and highlighting strategic points for positive engagement for policymakers.

African Women’s Mobilization in Times of Unrest

On June 5, 2019, the Wilson Center Africa Program partnered with the Women and Peacebuilding in Africa Consortium for a symposium on “African Women’s Mobilization in Times of Unrest.” The symposium consisted of two-panel discussions on Women’s Mobilization in the Current Uprisings in Sudan and Algeria and Women Activists’ Informal Peacebuilding Strategies.