-Field report based on the Wilson Center's Community-Based Leadership Program in Burundi
Why is one of Africa's most successful democracies taking hold in an impoverished Muslim country half-covered in the sand of the Sahara desert? In Mali, the seeds of change are rooted in tradition
Unprecedented numbers of young people in weak and war-torn African nations, in short, tend to be characterized by the gap between what most youth need and what governments and international donors think they need, not to mention what they actually get.
Seeking to respond to the increased policymaker interest in the African continent – a product of scheduled increases in aid flows to Africa, and new concerns about national security implications of failed and failing states, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, with support from the Ford Foundation and supplemental funding from the Carnegie Corporation launched the new Congressional Staff Forum on Africa.
The fourth installment in the Africa Program's Occasional Paper Series assesses past struggles and future prospects for economic, political and social development on the continent.
Le Centre d'Alerte et de Prevention des Conflits (CENAP) in Bujumbura,Burundi and The North-South Institute (NSI) in Ottawa, Canada arepleased to announce the publication of two Working Papers on securitysector reform to protect vulnerable populations in Burundi.
Steve Mcdonald, Consulting Program Director with the Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity and the Africa Project at the Woodrow Wilson Center speaks on the challenges and successes of the Burundi Leadership Training Project. Ending warfare in the developing world and establishing democracy has proven to be a difficult task. Holding "free and fair" elections is essential to building stability but much more is required for sustained peace. Participants must learn to trust one another and to view political power as something that must be shared. View this interview on the Wilson Center's dialogue Radio and Television website.