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The 3rd Conference: Africa: 54 Countries, One Union


Organized by:

Africa Program, Woodrow Wilson Center;  School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University;  Foundation for World Wide Cooperation

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Empowering Local Peacebuilders: Strategies for Effective Engagement of Local Actors in Peace Operations

Capacity building, local ownership, and sustainability—loosely captured in the almost cliché term of “empowerment”—have long been core tenets for engaging local actors in traditional development programming. These concepts have received prominence in the discussion of interventions to prevent or resolve conflict and to rebuild societies emerging from conflict.

Moving Targets: Youth Priorities and the Policy Response in War and Post-War Africa

In war and post-war Africa, youth populations are colossal and most governments are weak. The elemental youthfulness of Africa’s war-affected has created a daunting yet virtually overlooked irony: that while youth are demographically dominant, many if not most consider themselves to be members of an outcast minority.

Regional Stability and Security Issues in Africa: The Foreign Minister of Burkina Faso to Speak on Mediation, Prevention and Conflict Management

Regional Stability and Security Issues in Africa: The Foreign Minister of Burkina Faso on Mediation, Prevention and Conflict Management


H.E. Djibrill Bassolé, Foreign Minister of the Burkinabe Government

William M. Bellamy, Former US Ambassador to the Republic of Kenya and Director of the Africa Center for Strategic Studies

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

Spectrum Media

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.

Hotspots: Population Growth in Areas of High Biodiversity

More than one-fifth of the world’s population lives in biodiversity hotspots – “areas that are particularly rich in biodiversity and endemic species,” said John Williams of the University of California, Davis, at the Wilson Center on February 29. And those populations are growing faster than the global average.

Addressing Social Constructs to Improve Adolescent Health

“There are 750 million adolescent girls in the world today, and this is by far one of the world’s most marginalized and vulnerable demographics,” said Denise Dunning, the Public Health Institute’s program director for emergency contraception in Latin America during a February 2 panel at the Wilson Center.