War and Peace in the Great Lakes Region
(Policy Brief No. 32)

cover polbrief vol32 This CCR policy brief is based on a policy research seminar held in Cape Town, South Africa, from 19 to 20 March 2016. The meeting brought together about 30 prominent African and Western policymakers, scholars, and civil society activists to assess the major obstacles to peace and security in the Great Lakes, and considered seven broad themes: Security and Governance in the Great Lakes Region; the cases of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC); Burundi; Rwanda; and Uganda; as well as the role of the United Nations; and that of the European Union, in the Great Lakes.

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Posted to the Web: 30 September 2016

Security and Governance in the Great Lakes Region
(Policy Brief No. 25)

cover polbrief vol25In May 2015, the Centre for Conflict Resolution (CCR), Cape Town, South Africa, brought together 30 mostly African policymakers, academics, and civil society actors to assess the major obstacles to peace, security, and governance in the Great Lakes region and to craft effective and credible policies and strategies to overcome these obstacles. The meeting focused, in particular, on the challenges faced by the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC); the problems of, and prospects for, stability in Burundi; the roles of Rwanda and Uganda in the region; the influence of regional actors such as South Africa, the Southern African Development Community (SADC), the East African Community (EAC), the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR), and the African Union (AU); and the role of external actors such as the United Nations (UN) and the European Union (EU). 

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Posted to the Web: 21 July 2015


Sécurité et Gouvernance dans la Région des Grands Lacs
(Rapport Numéro 25)

cover polbrief vol25Le Centre pour la résolution des conflits (CCR), le Cap, Afrique du Sud, a organisé un séminaire du groupe consultatif en matière de politique, au Cap Occidental, du 9 au 10 Mai 2015. La région des Grands Lacs, — qui consiste principalement du Burundi, de la République Démocratique du Congo (RDC), du Rwanda, et de l'Ouganda — est non seulement au centre de l'Afrique d'un point de vue géographique, mais également en termes de sécurité et de gouvernance continentales. Le séminaire a rassemblé une trentaine de décideurs, de chercheurs, et d'acteurs de la société civile en majorité africains, pour aborder les principaux obstacles à la paix, la sécurité et la bonne gouvernance dans la région des Grands Lacs. Les participants ont focalisé leur attention sur les crises politiques en cours au Burundi et en RDC, en cherchant également à élaborer des stratégies efficaces et crédibles pour surmonter les obstacles identifiés. 

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Posted to the Web: 9 Mars 2016

South Africa, Africa, and the United Nations Security Council
(Seminar Report No. 38)

This CCR seminar report is based on a policy advisory group seminar held in Somerset West, South Africa, from 13 to 14 December 2011. The meeting took place as South Africa approached the end of the first year of its second two-year term (2011-2012) as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council. The seminar focused on: South Africa's role on the UN Security Council; the relationship between the African Union (AU) and the UN Security Council; and the politics and reform of the Council. The policy seminar, which was held in partnership with the Centre for African Studies at Dalarna University, Sweden, was made possible through the support of the Open Society Foundation for South Africa (OSF-SA), Cape Town, and the Swedish Embassy in South Africa.
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Posted to the Web: 5 April 2012

South Africa, Africa, and the United Nations Security Council
(Policy Brief No. 10)

This CCR policy brief is based on a policy advisory group seminar held in Somerset West, South Africa, from 13 to 14 December 2011. The meeting took place as South Africa approached the end of the first year of its second two-year term (2011-2012) as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council. The seminar focused on: South Africa's role on the UN Security Council; the relationship between the African Union (AU) and the UN Security Council; and the politics and reform of the Council. The policy seminar was held in partnership with the Centre for African Studies at Dalarna University, Sweden, and was made possible through the support of the Open Society Foundation for South Africa (OSF-SA), Cape Town, and the Swedish Embassy in South Africa.
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Updated on the Web: 21 March 2012

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