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In post-conflict situations, one of the greatest political challenges is to help the leaders of warring factions to work collaboratively, among themselves and with the people they lead–to avoid war, build sustainable democratic institutions and support postwar reconstruction.

Stuck: Rwandan Youth and the Struggle for Adulthood

Stuck: Rwandan Youth and the Struggle for Adulthood

Speakers

Steve McDonald, Director of the Africa Program and the Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity, Wilson Center

Robert E. Gribbin, former U.S. Ambassador to Rwanda

Marc Sommers, author, Stuck: Rwandan Youth and the Struggle for Adulthood

Kathleen Kuehnast, Director, Gender and the Peacebuilding Center, United States Institute of Peace

DRC Country Consultation: A Private Discussion with Harriet Solloway, Head of the Rule of Law Section in MONUSCO

On January 5th, Harriet Solloway, Head of the Rule of Law Section for the Mission de l’Organisation des Nations Unies pour la Stabilisation en République Démocratique du Congo (MONUSCO), came to the Wilson Center.  She led a private discussion with representatives from the US government, private sector and the NGO community on post-electoral developments in the DRC, the relationship of MONUSCO with Kinshasa and its role in the country.

Is a Food Crisis Brewing in the Sahel?

Is A Food Crisis Brewing in the Sahel?

Speakers

Steve McDonald, Director of the Africa Program, Wilson Center

Michele McNabb, President, Partnership to Cut Hunger and Poverty in Africa

John Scicchitano, Program Manager, USAID/FEWS NET

Eric Muñoz, Senior Policy Advisor, Oxfam

John Staatz, Professor Emeritus, Michigan State University

John Sewell, Senior Scholar, Wilson Center

Delivering Solutions: Advancing Dialogue To Improve Maternal Health (Report Launch)

“Throughout the 2009-2011 Advancing Dialogue on Maternal Health lecture series, we always heard the same good news: we know how to save the lives of women and girls.

U.S. - African Trade: AGOA 11 Years Out, 4 to Go

The African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) became law in May, 2000. The Act offers tangible incentives (tariff exemptions, e.g.) for African countries to continue their efforts to open their economies and build free markets. AGOA, which has been amended three times, expires in 2015 and a key provision on fabric imports expires next year unless extended by Congress.

The Congo Crisis, 1960-1961: A Critical Oral History Conference

HAPP is pleased to announce the release of "The Congo Crisis, 1960-1961: A Critical Oral History Conference" The publication features the transcript of a critical oral history conference convened by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars’ History and Public Policy Program and Africa Program on September 23-24, 2004.

Burundi Country Consultation

Significant progress has been made in terms of securing peace and a degree of social and economic stability in Burundi, yet much work remains to ensure a sustainable democratic future.  In recent years, international involvement has waned considerably within the country and some analysts refer to Burundi as the “hole in the doughnut” as the gaze of international investors and aid groups has shifted toward countries in the region e.g.

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