Central Africa Events

Burundi Country Consultation

September 27, 2011 // 2:30pm4:00pm
Africa Program
The content of this discussion was focused on the current situation in Burundi and the role of the government and the international community in the development process. Significant progress has been made in terms of securing peace and a degree of social and economic stability in Burundi, yet much work remains to ensure a sustainable democratic future.
Webcast

Fairness and Transparency in Cameroon's Next Presidential Election

September 13, 2011 // 2:00pm3:30pm
Africa Program
A delegation of Cameroonian officials will present the government’s plans for the coming election as a backdrop to a discussion on how the international community can help ensure that democracy, human rights, the rule of law, and accountability are respected.

Security Sector Reform in the DRC: Innovations and Complications

September 01, 2011 // 9:30am11:30am
Africa Program
The United States has been engaged in Security Sector Reform (SSR) in the DRC since 2006. However, without strong political will to improve security, overall improvement has stagnated. The Congolese army, the FARDC, is still seen as a factitious group of rebel militias. What is the way forward for SSR in the DRC?
Webcast

USG's Support for Free and Transparent Elections in the DRC

August 09, 2011 // 10:00am11:30am
Africa Program
Against the backdrop of protracted instability in the eastern Kivu provinces and the new priorities of the UN’s stabilizing mission in the DRC, the country is set to hold important presidential and legislative elections in November.
Webcast

Sexual Violence and the Political and Security Implications in the Congo

June 30, 2011 // 2:00pm3:30pm
Africa Program
Dr. Denis Mukwege, Director of the Panzi Hospital, discusses a range of timely issues that concern the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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Certification: The Path to Conflict-Free Minerals from Congo

June 20, 2011 // 10:30am12:00pm
Africa Program
The Woodrow Wilson Center's Africa Program in co-sponsorship with the Enough Project assembled a panel of experts from American, British and Congolese governments, private industry, and the non-governmental community to discuss the deplorable situation in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo involving conflict minerals and the way forward.
Webcast

Civilian Response Corps: Experiences From the Field

May 10, 2011 // 9:30am11:30am
Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity
On May 10, 2011, The Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity hosted an event titled “Civilian Response Corps: Experiences from the Field.” The event included a panel of four members of the Civilian Response Corps (CRC), both active and standby, who shared their experiences on the ground in reconstruction and recovery in post-conflict regions of Afghanistan, Central African Republic and Sudan.

The Lord's Resistance Army: Implementing Policy to End an Enduring Problem

May 05, 2011 // 9:30am11:30am
Africa Program
Operating without any clear political agenda for nearly 25 years, the Lord’s Resistance Army may be one of the most enduring and perplexing militias in the Great Lakes region. The Great Lakes Policy Forum presents, "The Lords of Resistance Army: Implementing Policy to End an Enduring Problem."
Webcast

Union to Union: How are Europe and Africa Getting Along?

April 07, 2011 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Africa Program
“My role as Managing Director is to try and bring together all of the diverse threads of Europe’s relationship with Africa in a way that we have not been able to before,” Dr. Nick Westcott said of his post in the European External Action Service (EEAS) at an event co-hosted by the Africa Program and Leadership Project on April 7, 2011.
Webcast

Cameroon's 2011 Elections: Stakes, Risks, Opportunities

December 13, 2010 // 1:30pm3:00pm
Africa Program
Kah Walla, 2011 Presidential Candidate in Cameroon

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