Africa Events

Live Webcast--Gender and Trade:Identifying Myths, Overcoming Challenges and Developing Alternatives

May 20, 2005 // 8:15am12:30pm
Program on America and the Global Economy
Video of this event is now available.

Progress Building Democracy in Nigeria

May 02, 2005 // 2:00pm3:30pm
Africa Program
A Director's Forum with His Excellency Atiku Abubakar, Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The full text of the speech is available for download. Watch a video of the vice president's presentation.

Election Observation Missions - Making Them Count

April 29, 2005 // 8:15am1:15pm
Africa Program
This conference examined recent history and trends in elections observation around the world, including steps for the future, with experts on elections in Africa, Latin America, and the former Soviet Union in order to develop a practice of effective follow-up on the recommendations of election observation missions.

Book Launch: In the Aftermath of Genocide—The U.S. Role in Rwanda

April 27, 2005 // 3:00pm4:30pm
Africa Program
A book launch with Ambassador Robert E. Gribbin, U.S. Ambassador to Rwanda from 1995 to 1999. He will be joined by Donatella Lorch Director of the Knight International Fellowships for Journalism, and former East Africa Bureau Chief for the New York Times

The Dynamics of Poverty in Post-Genocide Rwanda

April 22, 2005 // 10:00am11:30am
Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity
A Roundtable discussion with Philip Verwimp, Poverty Economist, Rwanda Office of the World Bank, who will use data from household surveys to compare poverty before and after the genocide.

Responding to Africa's Emergencies: New Strategies for Humanitarian Assistance at the United Nations

April 19, 2005 // 11:00am12:00pm
Africa Program
A Roundtable discussion with Kevin Kennedy, Director of the Coordination and Response Division in the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs at the United Nations and Krista Riddley, Deputy Director of Policy and Advocacy at Oxfam America.

Art Exhibit: "The Business of Sustainable Development--An African Forest Tale"

April 18, 2005 // 9:00am5:00pm
Africa Program
A special exhibition of art by Senegalese Glass Painter Mor Gueye, illustrating a children's story written by Woodrow Wilson Fellow Jesse Ribot on the disjuncture between European and local discourses in colonial and post-colonial forestry. The exhibit is open to the public from April 18, and runs through June 15.

Population, Development, and Environment in Ethiopia

April 14, 2005 // 12:00am
Environmental Change and Security Program
Decades of rapid population growth in Ethiopia have contributed to over-farming and deforestation, which have degraded the environment and undermined development. Sahlu Haile and Charles Teller discuss these linkages.
Webcast

Jane Goodall Explores the Links Between Conservation and Human Health

April 06, 2005 // 12:30pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
In this Director's Forum, Jane Goodall expresses an urgent concern for the survival of our planet and its animal kingdom, along with a sense of hope that humans have the capacity to find alternatives to our destructive ways.

Beyond "Conflict Diamonds:" a New Report on Human Rights and Angolan Diamonds

March 24, 2005 // 8:30am10:00am
Africa Program
A Roundtable discussion with Rafael Marques, author of a new human rights report entitled "Lundas, the Stones of Death: Angola's Deadly Diamonds." In this report, Marques and co-author Rui Falcão de Campos examine patterns of human rights abuses linked to the diamond industry in the Lunda region in 2004. Download the full text of this report in English or Portuguese.

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