Africa Events

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Business of Civil War: New Forms of Life in the Debris of the Democratic Republic of Congo

May 22, 2013 // 2:00pm3:30pm
Africa Program
This event has been organized in order to discuss a new book authored by Patience Kabamba, Assistant Professor of International Studies at Marymount Manhattan College. In this work, Kabamba discusses the enterprises of the Nande trust networks and consequently aims to challenge the assumption that a “weak state” is synonymous with a “failed” society.

Africa: Agriculture, Structural Change and the Urban Imperative

May 22, 2013 // 9:00am11:00am
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
Panelists will examine how African nations can manage structural and spatial change to broaden economic growth.

Private Discussion on Current Prospects for Madagascar with Béatrice Atallah

May 21, 2013 // 10:00am11:30am
Africa Program
Malagasy democracy has been in what one participant termed a “state of turbulence” since a military coup d’état in March 2009. A roadmap to peace was signed in September 2011, and the CENI-T was formed in February 2012 as a formal body to manage the electoral process. The discussion focused on CENI-T’s activities to ensure a credible election, as well as the challenges associated with this process.
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Backdraft: The Conflict Potential of Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation (Report Launch)

May 16, 2013 // 9:00am11:00am
Environmental Change and Security Program
Amid the growing number of reports warning that climate change threatens security, one potentially dangerous – but counterintuitive – dimension has been largely ignored. Could efforts to reduce our carbon footprint and lower our vulnerability to climate change inadvertently exacerbate existing conflicts?
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Girls on the Move: Adolescent Girls and Migration in the Developing World

May 14, 2013 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
The Wilson Center’s Comparative Urban Studies Project is pleased to present the launch of Girls on the Move: Adolescent Girls and Migration in the Developing World.
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The Role of Local Institutions in Climate Change Adaptation

May 13, 2013 // 2:30pm4:30pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Effective local institutions are central to society’s ability to respond to the impacts of climate change. Our capacity to adapt is dependent on a wide range of factors with complex institutional arrangements: production strategies, land and water governance, social support systems, household and gender dynamics, availability of weather and climate information, and interaction with external actors, among others. The interaction between local and national institutions is also an important, and often complex, factor.

OFFSITE EVENT: Negotiating Independence: New Directions in the History of Decolonization and the Cold War

May 03, 2013 // 8:00amMay 04, 2013 // 1:30pm
Cold War International History Project
The advent of decolonization, particularly after the Second World War, shares more than a chronological partnership with the Cold War. While the general economic, political, social, and ideological connections between decolonization and the Cold War have been acknowledged, a more detailed interrogation of the confluence of these two phenomena is now beginning to emerge.
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African Women and Youth as Agents of Change through Technology and Innovation

May 01, 2013 // 10:15am2:30pm
Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity
On May 1, African women and youth leaders discussed their experiences harnessing technology and developing innovative ideas to overcome everyday issues and provide solutions for social resilience and sustainability. Watch the webcast here and an event summary will be available shortly.
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Facing the Future: Empowering Youth to Protect Their Health and Environment

April 30, 2013 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
In Ghana and the Philippines – countries where more than half of the population is under the age of 25 – two programs are teaching youth to play a critical role in their families, health, and community development. Leslie Mwinnyaa and Joan Castro discuss the innovative youth peer educator efforts of the Hen Mpoano Project in Ghana and EMPOWER in the Philippines.

A Briefing on the Niger Delta: Where Things Stand

April 26, 2013 // 2:00pm3:30pm
Africa Program
Contrary to the deadly and deeply troubling situation in northern Nigeria and parts of the Middle Belt, ongoing insecurity, abductions, and politically-motivated violence in the oil-producing Niger Delta, a hotbed of unrest and instability just a few years ago, seems to be abating.

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