CCR Seminar Reports (56)

Post-Conflict Reconstruction in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)
(Seminar Report No. 36)

CCR's latest seminar report is based on a policy advisory group meeting held in Cape Town, South Africa, from 19-20 April 2010. The meeting, which was held in response to a request from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) secretariat in Botswana, assessed the challenges of post-conflict reconstruction in the DRC. The seminar discussed strategic mechanisms for enhancing the effectiveness of the Congolese government, SADC, civil society, the United Nations (UN), and the international community, in consolidating peace and security in the DRC.
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Posted to the Web: 1 April 2011

Building Peace in Southern Africa
(Seminar Report No. 35)

This CCR seminar report is based on a policy research seminar held on 25 and 26 February 2010 in Cape Town, South Africa. The meeting assessed Southern Africa's peacebuilding challenges by focusing largely on the Southern African Development Community (SADC). Adopting the approach that peace and security are essential prerequisites for development for Southern Africa's 257 million inhabitants, and that building peace requires a holistic approach, 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.
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Posted to the Web: 1 April 2011

Stabilising Sudan: Domestic, Sub-Regional, and Extra-Regional Challenges
(Seminar Report No. 34)

CCR's latest seminar report focuses on key aspects of Sudan's current political juncture: preparing for, and managing the outcome of, the South Sudan and Abyei referenda; United Nations peacekeeping in Sudan; the contested border areas between the North and the South of Abyei, Southern Kordofan, and Blue Nile; and the role of two key external actors: the United States and China. The report is based on a policy advisory group meeting, held in Cape Town, on 23-24 August 2010.
File type: PDF (1.31MB)
Posted to the Web: 11 November 2010

Peacebuilding in Post-Cold War Africa: Problems, Progress, and Prospects
(Seminar Report No. 33)

This CCR seminar report discusses the interplay between local, regional and global forces in relation to peacebuilding challenges in Africa, and 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. The report is based on a research and policy seminar held in Gaborone, Botswana from 25-28 August 2009, co-hosted with the University of Botswana and the University of Cambridge.
File type: PDF (1.86MB)
Posted to the Web: 9 June 2010

Taming the Dragon? Defining Africa's Interests at the Forum on China-Africa Co-operation (FOCAC)
(Seminar Report No. 32)

This CCR seminar report examines how Africa's 53 states define and articulate their geo-strategic interests and policies for engaging China within FOCAC, which holds its fourth summit in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, in November 2009. The report is based on a policy advisory group meeting held in Tshwane (Pretoria) on 13 and 14 July 2009, and co-hosted with the Institute for Global Dialogue (IGD).
File type: PDF (1.66MB)
Posted to the Web: 7 October 2009

From Eurafrique to Afro-Europa: Africa and Europe in a New Century
(Seminar Report No. 31)

With the increasing and critical importance of migration, this latest CCR report explores the nature of the relationship between Africa and Europe and the potential for further strategic engagement between both continents. The report is based on a policy seminar held in Stellenbosch on 11-13 September 2008.
File type: PDF (1.45MB)
Posted to the Web: 14 August 2009

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon? China and Africa: Engaging the World's Next Superpower
(Seminar Report No. 30)

This seminar, held on 17 and 18 September 2007 in Cape Town, South Africa, brought together 35 scholars and policymakers to examine important issues in the growing relationship between Africa and China. The meeting provided an opportunity to assess Africa's engagement with China in the last 50 years and to address important questions about the dramatic changes in a relationship that was for decades predicated largely on ideological and political solidarity.
File type: PDF (1.63MB)
Posted to the Web: 21 May 2009

Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding in Southern Africa: Civil Society, Governments, and Traditional Leaders
(Seminar Report No. 29)

This meeting, held on 19 and 20 May 2008 in Johannesburg, South Africa, provided a platform for participants from Lesotho, Swaziland and Zimbabwe to share experiences and insights on sustained intervention initiatives implemented by the Centre for Conflict Resolution (CCR) in the three countries since 2002.
File type: PDF (1.86MB)
Posted to the Web: 20 January 2009

HIV/AIDS and Militaries in Africa
(Seminar Report No. 28)

This policy research report addresses prospects for an effective response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic within the context of African peacekeeping and regional peace and security. It is based on three regional advisory group seminars that took place in Windhoek, Namibia (February 2006); Cairo, Egypt (September 2007); and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (November 2007).
File type: PDF (2.53MB)
Posted to the Web: 20 January 2009

Security and Development in Southern Africa
(Seminar Report No. 27)

This report stems from a policy advisory group seminar held in Johannesburg, South Africa on 8-10 June 2008, and co-hosted with the Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs of the Republic of Austria; the Southern African Development Community (SADC); and the Centre for Conflict Resolution (CCR). The seminar brought together policymakers, academics and civil society actors to identify ways of strengthening SADC's capacity to develop security and development initiatives for southern Africa.
File type: PDF (1.84MB)
Posted to the Web: 21 October 2008

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