West Africa Events

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The International Criminal Court and Africa

September 15, 2010 // 10:00am11:30am
Africa Program
Luis Moreno-Ocampo, Lead Prosecutor, ICC; Don Klaus, Chief Executive Officer, Citizens for Global Solutions; Alan Goulty, Senior Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center; Michael H. Van Dusen, Executive Vice President, Woodrow Wilson Center
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Day II: African Growth and Opportunity Act Civil Society Forum 2010

July 30, 2010 // 9:00am12:30pm
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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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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Improving Transportation and Referral for Maternal Health

May 20, 2010 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Maternal Health Initiative
As part of the Maternal Health Dialogue Series, experts discuss their experiences, and share lessons, challenges, and recommendations for improving transportation and referral for maternal health.
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Liberia in Transition: A Discussion With the UN Panel on Liberia

December 12, 2006 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Africa Program
Members of the UN Panel of Experts on Liberia discuss the impact of Liberia's resources on West Africa's wars, how effective sanctions were in shutting down the conflicts, and whether it is time to restore control of the country's natural wealth to the newly elected national government.
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Conflict Timber, Sustainable Management, and the Rule of Law: Forest Sector Reform in Liberia

June 08, 2006 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Over the past two decades, Liberia's forests have helped subsidize two civil wars and the dictatorial regime of Charles Taylor. Today, the forests may offer the country's best chance at revitalization.

Drought and Conflict in the West African Sahel: Developing Conflict Management Strategies

October 18, 2005 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Anthony Nyong of the University of Jos, Nigeria, discusses the relationship between drought and conflict in the West African Sahe. Focusing on the Sahelian region of northern Nigeria, Nyong examines how scarcity of natural resources and conflict interact to exacerbate vulnerability and human insecurity.

Reform, Accountability, and the Future of Nigerian Federalism (VIDEO)

July 28, 2005 // 3:00pm4:30pm
Africa Program
A forum with Orji Uzor Kalu, Governor of Abia State, Nigeria and 2007 presidential candidate. Watch the video.

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.

The Road to Peace in Liberia: Citizen Views on Transitional Justice

November 10, 2004 // 8:00am9:30am
Africa Program
A discussion with John Moreira of Greenberg Quinlan Research and Tornorlah Varpilah of the Transitional Justice Working Group. They discussed the results of a national survey and of twelve focus groups organized in Liberia, which explored the public's attitudes about justice and reconciliation after thirteen years of armed conflict and horrible atrocities. The first of its kind in Liberia, this public opinion project sought to ascertain how the Liberian public believes abuses committed during the war should be addressed. A powerpoint summary of the findings and background information are available for download. After the presentation, Moreira and Varpilah were interviewed by the Wilson Center's Dialogue program.

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