Africa

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. 

SAVE THE DATE: Emerging Lessons from the DREAMS Innovation Challenge

Despite considerable progress in the global response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic, last year 360,000 adolescent girls and young women were newly infected with HIV globally. AIDS remains the leading cause of death among women of reproductive age in sub-Saharan Africa, where three-quarters of new infections are among girls ages 15-19. DREAMS, a global public-private partnership led by the U.S.

Water @ Wilson: 50 Years of Water, Conflict, and Cooperation

Thank you for your interest in the event. Due to high response, we are not accepting any more registrations at this time. Please tune-in live to this webpage on November 28th to watch the event.

 

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The Role of the Business Sector in Peacebuilding in Africa

Please join the Wilson Center Africa Program for a discussion on “The Role of the Business Sector in Peacebuilding in Africa” on Tuesday, November 27 from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm in the 6th Floor Auditorium

China’s Supply Chain Challenge – From Timber to Minerals

As the world’s factory, China’s international supply footprint for extractive raw materials is expansive and growing, from timber to minerals, such as copper, and cobalt. However, China’s domestic policies don’t adequately regulate Chinese outbound investments and Chinese industry has few incentives to green their supply chains or monitor the social impacts. In countries such as Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands, illegal and environmentally unsustainable logging practices have been driven by the overwhelming demand for timber from China and other countries.

Sovereign Wealth Funds in Africa: Policies and Best Practices for Securing the Future

The Brown Capital Management Africa Forum will co-host the 2019 Signature event with the Government of Botswana,  the first Sovereign Wealth Fund in Africa, in Gaborone, Botswana.

The Storied Past of 'Denuclearization'

The word is not unique to the Korean Peninsula, but could achieve new significance because of it.

Discussion with Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Ambassador Tibor Nagy

On Tuesday, August 21, 2018, the Wilson Center Africa Program hosted a discussion with Ambassador Tibor Nagy, the newly confirmed Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs. The event was an opportunity for the Assistant Secretary to introduce himself to and share his priorities for U.S.-Africa policy with the Africa-engaged community, and for him to hear their viewpoints, interests, and concerns about the current state and the way forward for U.S.-Africa policy and relations.

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