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Howard Wolpe Gives Testimony to US Senate Subcommittee on Africa

Howard Wolpe, Director of the Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity and Africa Program, gave testimony to a panel of members of the US Senate Subcommittee on Africa.

Africa on the Move!: The Role of Political Will and Community in Improving Access to Family Planning in Africa

This paper presents a compelling study that examines factors which have propelled the change in attitudes of political leaders to champion family planning in Africa.

Core Competencies for Graduate Programs in Coexistence and Conflict Work—Can We Agree?

Graduate Programs in Conflict/Coexistence Studies are designed to increase their participants’ capacity to contribute to the development and implementation of non-military approaches to the prevention, management and resolution of violent intrastate, national and global conflicts. This paper delves into the issue of what core competencies should be instituted in such programs.

Civil Society and US Government in Conflict-Affected Regions: Building Better Relationships for Peacebuilding

This report summarizes key themes and recommendations discussed in a March 26, 2010 roundtable between US government agencies and civil society organizations engaged in conflict prevention and peacebuilding efforts in various regions of the world.

A 21st Century United Nations

The intense debate in the Security Council over the US invasion of Iraq and the current crisis in Darfur highlights the need for the international community to rethink how it responds to emerging threats, challenges and change. Gareth Evans, a member of a high-level UN panel, discusses how the United Nations should be updated to confront 21st century challenges to international peace and security.

Securing Development and Peace in the Niger Delta: A Social and Conflict Analysis for Change

Few regions in the world have been as unfortunate as Nigeria’s oil-rich Niger Delta. The delta’s abundant natural wealth stands in stark contrast to its palpable underdevelopment. The oil sector accounts for approximately 95 percent of Nigeria’s export earnings and over 80 percent of federal government revenue, but for nearly two decades the delta has been mired in conflict and violence that threatens human security and the national economy.

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  • Steve McDonald // Senior Advisor, Africa Program and Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity
  • Aly Lyons // Program Associate