Southern Africa Events

Webcast

Impacting the Future: Luvuyo Mandela’s Perspective

October 16, 2013 // 11:00am12:30pm
Africa Program
Luvuyo Mandela, Social Entrepreneur, delivered a keynote address on South Africa's story of struggle, hope, trial & error, and lessons learned. While South Africa has come a long way from the days of apartheid and oppression, and possesses a promising future, this generation feels the pressure to be a beacon of democracy, peace, and inclusion on the continent and for the world. Theirs is a task to maintain the positive momentum that will move the country forward. The youth are key to bringing this future to fruition and through active and engaged citizenship South Africa's promise can be realized.
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Climate Change in a Growing, Urbanizing World: Understanding the Demography of Adaptation (Book Launch)

October 02, 2013 // 11:45am1:30pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
The effects of climate change are often conveyed through the lens of changing physical landscapes. Shifting weather patterns, the intensification of drought, flooding, and coastal erosion are all primary areas of climate research. But do researchers know enough about changes in the size, distribution, and composition of human populations as they relate to climate vulnerability?
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Storytelling Is Serious Business: Narratives, Research, and Policy

September 30, 2013 // 11:50am2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
The use of storytelling, through evocative writing, short films, infographics, and maps, to convey global issues is increasingly popular, yet few organizations are able to invest the time and energy needed to develop emotionally compelling and visually expressive content.
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Oysters, Octopus, and Resilience

July 26, 2013 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Growing awareness of the connected challenges of natural resource management, economic growth, and human health has encouraged more integrated models of international development. The experience of two organizations – TRY Oyster Women’s Association, based in The Gambia, and Blue Ventures, based in Madagascar – demonstrates the success of a community-based approach to building resilience.
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Women as Agents of Change: Traditional Practices and Community-Based Social Change in Ethiopia

June 20, 2013 // 3:00pm4:30pm
Africa Program
Dr. Bogaletch Gebre is the recipient of this year's King Badouin African Development Prize. She is a passionate women’s rights activist from Ethiopia and has been recognized for her efforts to transform the lives of women through innovation and altering traditional conceptions of a woman’s role in shaping her political, economic, and social destiny.
Webcast

A Briefing by The Honorable Raila A. Odinga: African Achievements and Challenges: Learning from the Past but Looking Forward

June 18, 2013 // 10:00am11:30am
Africa Program
The former Prime Minister of the Republic Kenya, The Honorable Raila A. Odinga, discussed the past 50 years of achievements and challenges on the continent as well as his vision for Africa over the next 50 years, with a particular focus on Africa's future engagements with China and the United States.

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.
Webcast

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.

AGOA Policy Breakfast

April 25, 2013 // 8:00am10:00am
Africa Program
On Thursday, April 25, House and Senate Members gathered in the Member’s Room of the Library of Congress for the first in a series of policy breakfasts on Africa-focused issues.

Postponed: Improving Health and the Environment Through Integrated System Approaches

March 06, 2013 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
This event is postponed due to inclement weather. Today’s health and environment issues are complex and interconnected. By embracing holistic viewpoints and finding commonalities in problem-solving, organizations like Health in Harmony (HIH) and Pathfinder’s SCIP (Strengthening Communities through Integrated Programming) have successfully and sustainably tackled seemingly un-related health and environment issues in Indonesia and Mozambique. This panel will highlight examples of integrated system approaches in both programs and will share best practices for combining development projects in health and non-health technical areas.

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