Central Africa Events

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Day I: African Growth and Opportunity Act Civil Society Forum 2010 "A Decade of Progress in Bridging the U.S.-Africa Trade Gap"

July 29, 2010 // 8:15am5:00pm
Africa Program
The Africa Program of the Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars, together with the U.S. Civil Society Coalition for African Trade and Investment, Manchester Trade, the U.S. Department of State, and the Shell Corporation are pleased to invite you to the AGOA Civil Society Forum of 2010. This forum will examine the involvement of civil society in the creation and implementation of AGOA and discussing the recommendations made by civil society forums over the years.
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Coffee and Contraception: Combining Agribusiness and Community Health Projects in Rwanda

May 06, 2010 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Population, health, and environment expert Irene Kitzantides discusses her time in Rwanda as a USAID Global Health Fellow. She emphasizes the importance of community-based approaches; the advantages of integrating cross-cutting activities at the outset; and the need for strong monitoring and evaluation systems to measure outcomes.
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Book Discussion: Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide

September 10, 2009 // 2:30pm4:00pm
Maternal Health Initiative
Empowering women and girls will unleash "the greatest unexploited economic resource" and may be our best strategy for fighting poverty, claim co-authors Kristof and WuDunn.
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Creating Opportunities for Peace Through Regional Trade in the African Great Lakes Region

September 10, 2007 // 10:00am12:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
There is a strong regional and international market for the minerals and forest products extracted from the Great Lakes countries. The challenge is for this lucrative trade to directly benefit the majority of the people living in the region, rather than the corrupt few who have typically exploited these resources.
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Minerals, Forests, and Conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

October 04, 2006 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
The forest and mineral wealth of the DRC is critical to the country and its people's political, economic, and social future. John Katunga explores the interconnections between natural resource wealth and stability.

Truth and Reconciliation Processes – A Global Assessment

March 30, 2004 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Africa Program
The Woodrow Wilson International Center's Africa Program and Conflict Prevention Project invite you to a program on "Truth and Reconciliation Processes – A Global Assessment," featuring four distinguished analysts and practitioners. The panel will undertake a comparative assessment of strategies and institutions that have been developed in an attempt to address the always-difficult post-war reconstruction challenge of balancing the demands for justice and accountability with the imperatives of political reconciliation and accommodation.

"In Rwanda we say….the family that does not speak dies"

March 29, 2004 // 6:00pm8:00pm
Africa Program
In a profound testament to the liberating power of speech, award-winning filmmaker Anne Aghion's "In Rwanda we say…The family that does not speak dies" ventures to a rural Rwandan village, just as the government is releasing close to 16,000 Hutu prisoners accused of horrific genocidal crimes. Now, in a place where daily existence depends on cooperation, survivors of the 1994 attempt to eradicate the Tutsi minority must live side-by-side with their assailants. Fear and violence lurk just beneath the surface, but, as the camera rolls, the people of this tiny hamlet begin a remarkable dialogue, a possible first step toward reconciliation. This film screening will be held at Visions Theatre.

Sexual Violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo

March 12, 2004 // 12:00pm1:30pm
Africa Program
A Roundtable Discussion with a team of researchers currently in the United States to promote the preliminary findings of research carried out jointly by International Alert and its Congolese partner organizations on the causes and consequences of sexual violence against women and girls in the South Kivu region of the DRC.

The Democratic Republic of the Congo: A Peace-Building Update

February 12, 2004 // 11:30am12:45pm
Africa Program
In this program sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson Center's Africa Program and Conflict Prevention Project, the Council on Foreign Relations, and Search for Common Ground, Ambassador William Swing, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and the head of the UN Observer Mission to the DRC gave a briefing on the peace process in the Congo.

POSTPONED---Untangling West African Conflicts

January 26, 2004 // 9:00am10:30am
Africa Program
Please check back for the rescheduled date. A program on "Untangling West African Conflicts," featuring Youseff Mahmoud, the Director of the Africa II Division of the UN Department of Political Affairs. One of the UN's most knowledgeable and experienced diplomats, over the last six years Mr. Mahmoud has been directly involved in initiating or implementing a number of conflict prevention, peacemaking and peace building activities in Central and West Africa. His appearance at the Woodrow Wilson International Center will provide an opportunity to take stock of recent developments and the UN response in such conflict-plagued states as Liberia, Sierra Leone and the Ivory Coast.

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