09 May 2016

Region-Building in Africa

Published in CCR Books

Region-Building in Africa is rich with lessons of success and limited gains in advancing regional integration in Africa.

Region-Building and Peacebuilding in Southern Africa
(Policy Brief No. 28)

cover polbrief vol28This CCR policy brief emanates from a policy advisory group seminar held in Gaborone, Botswana, from 19 to 20 September 2015, hosted by CCR and the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) office in Gaborone. The Botswana seminar assessed key issues on region-building and peacebuilding in Southern Africa, while analysing South Africa's leadership role in the sub-region. The seminar was convened with about 30 mostly African policymakers, scholars, and civil society actors. Senior officials participated from the Southern African Development Community (SADC), the Southern African Customs Union (SACU), the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), the East African Community (EAC), and from the SADC region and donor governments.

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Posted to the Web: 11 February 2016

Region-Building and Regional Integration in Africa
(Policy Brief No. 23)

Region-Building and Regional Integration in AfricaThis CCR policy brief emanates from a policy research seminar which convened about 30 leading practitioners, scholars, and civil society actors from Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and North America to consider region-building and regional integration processes in Africa; to advance African efforts to promote peace, security, and socioeconomic development on the continent; and to strengthen the capacities of institutional frameworks for intra-continental trade, including through improved coordination between the African Union (AU) and the continent's sub-regional bodies. The meeting was held in Cape Town from 28 to 30 April 2014.
File type: PDF (500KB)
Posted to the Web: 25 September 2014

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

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.
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Updated on the Web: 29 March 2011

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