Africa Events

Crowdsourcing for Disaster and Humanitarian Response

May 03, 2012 // 9:00am10:30am
Science and Technology Innovation Program
The cycle of response and preparedness of data work together hand in hand. Over the past year Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team has worked on the ground in Haiti and Indonesia while responding to disasters remotely. These methodologies are complementary and can be utilized to have up to date basemap data both after a disaster and preparing in areas at risk of one.

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

May 03, 2012 // 9:00amMay 04, 2012 // 5:00pm
Africa Program
"Africa: 54 Countries, One Union" is a follow up to last year's Conference in Washington, DC. This Conference aims to bolster African initiatives on infrastructure and development.
Webcast

Nigeria Beyond the Headlines: Population, Health, Natural Resources, and Governance

April 25, 2012 // 8:30am5:30pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Media coverage and policy debates outside Nigeria rarely go beyond covering the latest crisis. This conference goes beyond the headlines to better understand key challenges and opportunities.
Delivering Solutions
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Podcast

Learning From Success: Ministers of Health Discuss Accelerating Progress in Maternal Survival

April 23, 2012 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Maternal Health Initiative
On April 23rd Ministers of Health of Afghanistan, Cambodia, the Dominican Republic, and the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health, Rwanda discussed the drivers of successful maternal health programs and how such efforts can be accelerated and sustained throughout the developing world.

Discussion with the Chairman of Kenya’s Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission

April 20, 2012 // 2:30pm4:00pm
Africa Program
Chairman of Kenya's Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission, Ahmed Issack Hassan, spoke on challenges and progress following the country's 2007 elections.
The Islamists are Coming Panel

The Islamists Are Coming: Who They Really Are

April 18, 2012 // 12:30pm2:00pm
Islamists are Coming
As dictatorships fall, parties tied to the Arab world’s conservative religious tradition are getting stronger. An expert panel looks at what this means for the US, Israel, and the world—drawing on the new book, The Islamists Are Coming, by Center expert Robin Wright.
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Podcast

Youth in War and Post-War Africa: Priorities and Policies

April 17, 2012 // 9:00am12:30pm
Africa Program
In war and post-war Africa, youth populations are colossal and most governments are weak. Most international observers do not realize that African youth are faced with a daunting irony: that while they are demographically dominant, many if not most of them feel like and act as if they are members of an outcast minority.
Webcast
Podcast

Military Reform in the Democratic Republic of Congo

April 16, 2012 // 2:00pm3:30pm
Africa Program
In collaboration with Eastern Congo Initiative (ECI) and a coalition of organizations concerned with the future of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), The Wilson Center’s Africa Program invites you to “Military Reform in the Democratic Republic of Congo”.
Webcast
Podcast

Supporting Local Leaders Working for Peace and Democracy in a Conflicted World: The Living Legacy of Raymond Shonholtz and Howard Wolpe

April 10, 2012 // 9:00am10:30am
Africa Program
The recent passing of Howard Wolpe and Raymond Shonholtz was a great loss for the democracy and peacebuilding communities. Both men leave behind enduring legacies from inspiring lives spent pursuing social change both at home and abroad. This forum will serve as an opportunity to reflect on the impact of their work and implications for the future of the democracy and peacebuilding fields through a discussion with colleagues who knew them well.
Webcast

A Reception Tribute in Honor of Obiageli Ezekwesili, Vice President of the Africa Program, World Bank

March 28, 2012 // 6:30pm8:00pm
Africa Program
On Wednesday, March 28th, the Wilson Center, alongside the Tony Elumelu Foundation, CAMAC Energy Inc., and the Whitaker Group, hosted a reception and tribute in honor of Obiageli Ezekwesili, who will be leaving her post at the World Bank as Vice President for the Africa region, a position she has held for five years.

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