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Policy Implications of the Recent Developments in North Kivu

Since April 2012, a group of rebel forces calling themselves the March 23 Movement (M23)  has engaged in violence with the Congolese national army, or FARDC. Not only has the insurgency led to constantly rising death tolls, but it has also heightened tensions between Great Lakes countries concerning North Kivu's porous borders and the authors of this violence. The violence is also linked to the region's vast mineral wealth, making the situation more pressing.

South Africa: Transforming Tomorrow

As Part of the Embassy of South Africa’s “South Africa 2012”

The South Africa-Washington International Program (SAWIP) & The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars


South Africa: Transforming Tomorrow


1:15pm - Registration  

The 11th Civil Society Organization Session of US-Africa Trade and Economic Cooperation Forum

The Civil Society Session of the 2012 African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Forum examined the following issues:  AGOA - Challenges and Opportunities; Civil Society’s Role in Effecting Legislative Reforms that Enhance U.S.

Call for Applications: Nuclear History Fellowship with NPIHP partner, Monash South Africa


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

In collaboration with: 

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