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.
On July 21, the Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity hosted the first of two consultations on the Democratic Republic of the Congo as part of a series devoted to fragile and failed states.
This occasional paper is the third in a series titled, "What Really Works in Preventing and Rebuilding Failed States." This third occasional paper is based on a public forum that took place on February 27, 2007, at the Wilson Center, titled, "Linking Security and Development in State Building: Recent Lessons From Afghanistan." Michael Lund, consulting program manager to the Leadership Project and senior specialist for conflict and peacebuilding at Management Systems International Inc. (MSI), moderated the session. The publication was compiled and edited by Haider Mullick, with contributions and oversight by Georgina Petrosky and Sarah Cussen of the Leadership Project.
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This study describes efforts made since 2006 from a Leadership Project and Africa Program-combined initiative, the Initiative for a Cohesive Leadership in the DRC (ILCCE).
This book review, by Lee. H. Hamilton, of David Hamburg's No More Killing Fields: Preventing Deadly Conflict (December 2003) is available online.