Policy Briefs (39)

HIV/AIDS and Militaries in Africa
(Policy Brief No. 8)

This CCR policy brief is based on a series of policy advisory group seminars held in Windhoek, Namibia, in February 2006; Cairo, Egypt, in September 2007; and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in November 2007. The seminars explored HIV/AIDS and militaries in Southern, North, West, Central, and Eastern Africa. A consolidated report on "HIV/AIDS and Militaries in Africa" was produced in 2008. Its main findings are presented in this updated policy brief.
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Posted to the Web: 2 March 2012

State Reconstruction in Zimbabwe
(Policy Brief No. 9)

This CCR policy brief is based on a policy advisory group seminar held in Siavonga, Zambia, from 9 to 10 June 2011. The meeting explored some of the most important challenges presently facing state reconstruction efforts in Zimbabwe, and considered strategies to accelerate the process. The policy dialogue was made possible through the support of the Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA), and the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES), Zimbabwe.
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Posted to the Web: 26 August 2011

Adedeji at 80: Moving Africa from Rhetoric to Action
(Policy Brief No. 7)

This CCR policy brief is based on a high-level Millennium Symposium held by the Nigeria-based African Centre for Development and Strategic Studies (ACDESS), in December 2010 in Ijebu-Ode, Nigeria. The meeting provided an opportunity for a review of the key public and intellectual contributions made by Professor Adedeji, who is also widely regarded as the "Father of African integration".
File type:PDF (337KB)
Posted to the Web: 12 May 2011

Post-Conflict Reconstruction in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)
(Policy Brief No. 4)

This CCR policy brief is based on a policy advisory group meeting, held on 19-20 April 2010, in response to a request from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Secretariat in Botswana, to assess the challenges of post-conflict reconstruction in the DRC. The report discusses strategic mechanisms for enhancing the effectiveness of the Congolese government, SADC, civil society, the United Nations, and the international community, in consolidating peace and security in the DRC.
File type:PDF (306KB)
Updated on the Web: 5 April 2011

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Building Peace in Southern Africa
(Policy Brief No. 6)

This CCR policy brief is based on a policy advisory group meeting, held in Cape Town, on 25-26 February 2010. The meeting assessed Southern Africa's peacebuilding challenges by focusing largely on the Southern African Development Community (SADC), the sub-region's principal Regional Economic Community. The seminar critically assessed the broad institutional, security, and governance challenges that have confronted SADC in the two decades since it took its present form in 1992.
File type:PDF (387KB)
Updated on the Web: 29 March 2011

Stabilising Sudan: Domestic, Sub-Regional, and Extra-Regional Challenges
(Policy Brief No. 5)

This CCR policy brief is based on a policy advisory group meeting, held in Cape Town, on 23-24 August 2010. The meeting sought to identify ways in which African and extra-regional actors could help Sudan to manage the challenges of the forthcoming referenda for the country's future, and to develop recommendations to help to achieve stability.
File type:PDF (267KB)
Posted to the Web: 29 September 2010

Peacebuilding in Post-Cold War Africa: Problems, Progress, and Prospects
(Policy Brief No. 3)

This CCR policy brief discusses the interplay between local, regional and global forces in relation to peacebuilding challenges in Africa. Based on a research and policy seminar on the theme "Peacebuilding in Africa", held on 25-28 August 2009 in Gaborone, Botswana, the report focuses on six key themes: the theory and practice of peacebuilding in Africa; strengthening the security sector; justice and human rights; gender and peacebuilding; pan-African institutions; and global institutions and ideologies.
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Posted to the Web: 15 April 2010

Taming the Dragon? Defining Africa's Interests at the Forum on China-Africa Co-operation (FOCAC)
(Policy Brief No. 2)

This CCR policy brief focuses on four key spheres of the Forum on China-Africa Co-operation: political relations; economic co-operation; international affairs; and social development, as well as on broader issues of Sino/African relations. The report is based on a policy advisory group meeting held in Tshwane (Pretoria) on 13 and 14 July 2009, which examined systematically how Africa's 53 states define and articulate their geo-strategic interests and policies for engaging China within FOCAC.
File type:PDF (334KB)
Posted to the Web: 25 August 2009

EurAfrique? Africa and Europe in a New Century
(Policy Brief No. 1)

This CCR policy brief, released before the important Africa-Europe summit in Lisbon on 8 and 9 December 2007, assesses the interests of Europe in Africa and what political, economic and security roles Africa expects Europe to play on the continent. The report is based on a policy advisory group meeting held in Maputo, Mozambique, from 31 October - 1 November 2007, which drew on the expertise of both African and European policymakers, civil society activists and scholars.
File type:PDF (350KB)
Posted to the Web: 27 November 2007

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