Conflict-Sensitive Development for Africa: What Role for Emerging Powers?
The report of the UN High Level Panel on the post-2015 development agenda makes a strong case for any future global development framework to remain sensitive to the symbiotic relationship between peace and development. This comes on the heels of recent international efforts to develop a framework for effective engagement in so-called fragile and conflict-affected states, many of which are in Africa. However, unprecedented cooperation between Africa and rising economic powers in the South has raised questions about the future of the emerging international consensus on engaging in conflict-affected states. This discussion brought together a distinguished group of panelists who provided insight as to the role of emerging powers in peacebuilding and development efforts in Africa.
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David Alpher //Washington Associate, Saferworld
Senior Conflict Advisor, Office of Conflict Management and Mitigation, U.S. Agency for International Development