The Africa Program and the Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity's 2012 "Year in Review"
A summary of the Africa Program and Leadership Project events, meetings, and publications of 2012 and the upcoming highlights of 2013.
Stemming from the concern that the Southern “voice” or perspective is seldom heard in international policy forums, the Leadership Project has launched a major initiative that brings African-based research and policy institutions together in order to identify issues they feel are critical to North/South dialogue.
According to the U.S. State Department, human trafficking is among the fastest growing criminal activities with more than 700,000 people, mostly women and children, trafficked worldwide annually, including 50,000 persons into the United States. This half-day conference focused on trafficking in persons and regional responses to combating this problem.
The conference was the culminating event of a two-day Youth and Conflict workshop that took place at American University on May 15 and 16, 2006.
On October 3-6, 2007, in a retreat held outside Monrovia, the Leadership Project gathered together a diverse array of high-level Liberian leaders for a workshop on Strengthening Governmental Collaborative Capacity in a New Liberia.
It is time for the U.S. government to make conflict resolution and building peace its number one priority in the Horn of Africa. More than any other factor, armed conflict undermines progress on a variety of fronts. The U.S. should therefore adopt a multi-dimensional peacebuilding strategy in the region.
The Leadership Project Completes Its Final Workshop on Building Collaborative Capacity Amongst Liberian Leaders
From January 20-22, 2011, The Wilson Center held its final workshop at Thinkers Village in Paynesville, Liberia.The focus of this workshop was to review the tools and skill-sets provided to the participants... and explore ways in which that network can continue to reinforce itself and expand its impact.
Have full access to the research and policy papers that were presented at the Southern Voices Conference Series from June 5-7, 2012.
A chapter from Human Rights and Conflict (USIP Press, 2006, edited by Jeff Helsing).