Southern Voices in the Northern Policy Debate: African Perspectives

Have full access to the research and policy papers that were presented at the Southern Voices Conference Series from June 5-7, 2012.

Issues in this Series

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

Eliya Msiyaphazi Zulu and Violet Murunga
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.

Brain Drain in Africa: State of the Issue and Possible Solutions

Bernard Mumpasi Lututala
How can Africa prevent the exportation of its educated citizens? This paper attempts to answer this very question through examination of what is meant by “brain drain,” followed by analyzing the hard facts, significance and consequences for the continent.

Enhancing Climate Change Technology Transfer between the Global North and the Global South

Kevin Urama and Turner Isoun
Climate change technology transfer has been included in several plans and programs with the aim of bridging the gap between industrialized countries and the developing world.

Energy and Food Security in Sub-Saharan Africa: Global Crisis, Local Impacts

Ibrahima Hathie and Benedict Yiyugsah
Agriculture and energy production play an enormous roles in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). This paper provides detailed analysis on the food and energy crisis in Sub-Saharan Africa through the glasses of African stakeholders.

Africa and Twenty-First Century Development Challenges: The North-South Development Agenda Reconsidered

Godwin Onuoha and Mzukisi Qobo
There is much debate today about North versus South development schemes and frameworks. What is effective? What works best in which context?

Southern Voices in the Northern Policy Debate: Perspectives on Conflicts and Conflict Resolution in Africa

David Zounmenou, Dimpho Motsamai, and Fritz Nganje
What are the important areas of divergence and convergence in the approaches to African conflict resolution and peace building between the North and Africa?

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Experts & Staff

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