West Africa

A Conversation with H.E. Julius Maada Bio, President of the Republic of Sierra Leone

Please join the Wilson Center’s Africa Program for a conversation with His Excellency Julius Maada Bio, President of the Republic of Sierra Leone, on Friday, September 28 from 3:30 to 5:00pm in the 6th floor auditorium. 

Elected earlier this year, President Bio will share his vision for Sierra Leone. Building on progress that the country has made in its long journey of recovery from conflict, he will discuss the challenges and opportunities facing Sierra Leone and outline a path for moving the country forward. 

Aligning the Stars for Quality RMNCH Care! What Does it Take?

In the era of the Sustainable Development Goals, country and global stakeholders are focusing more on quality in health care, including quality of reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health (RMNCH) care. With momentum increasing to accelerate reductions in mortality and embrace a forward-looking “survive and thrive” agenda, there is an urgent need to support country health systems to incorporate high quality RMNCH health care as a core mission of a country's health system.

Where's the Link? Maternal and Child Health, Aid, and Armed Conflict

While most people killed in wars are male, several studies have found that “mortality among women in some high-intensity conflicts was as severe as male mortality,” said Henrik Urdal, the Director of the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO), at a recent Wilson Center event on the links between maternal and child health, aid, and armed conflict.

'Hate Speech' in Nigeria’s Elections

What impact does “hate speech” have on peacebuilding activities during and after elections in Nigeria and other African nations? How is this type of rhetoric dealt with in the US and elsewhere and what are the lessons to be learned from those experiences?  Southern Voices Network Scholar Olusola Isola explores these questions and more in the latest episode of Wilson Center NOW.

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The Economic Situation in Nigeria: Perspectives on the Forces that Shaped It and the Way Forward

On October 27, 2017, the Wilson Center Africa Program hosted a roundtable discussion on “The Economic Situation in Nigeria: Perspectives on the Forces that Shaped It and the Way Forward,” with Mr. Zuhumnan Dapel, a joint public policy fellow with the Wilson Center Africa Program and the Center for Global Development, and Professor James Habyarimana, Associate Professor at the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University.

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