Africa

Africa

Wilton Park concludes fourth event in ‘African perspectives on peacebuilding’ series in Nigeria

In March we convened our fourth event in Abuja on our ‘African perspectives on peacebuilding’ series which built on the solid foundation of our wider work on conflict prevention, resolution and statebuilding.

Memorandum of Understanding between Wilton Park and the Alexandre de Gusmão Foundation in Brazil

On 1 February 2018, Permanent Under-Secretary Sir Simon McDonald KCMG KCVO signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on behalf of Wilton Park with the Fundação Alexandre de Gusmão (FUNAG), represented by Ambassador Sérgio Eduardo Moreira Lima.

Wilton Park Youth Dialogues – second event

In October 2017 the second event in our Youth Dialogues series took place in Jordan. We organised the three day event in association with the British Council, the West Asia-North Africa (WANA) Institute and the Department for International Development (DFID).

Wilton Park meeting gathers world experts to focus on HIV prevention in Sub-Saharan Africa

Last week, we held a three day meeting in Swakopmund on Building a stronger HIV prevention response in Sub-Saharan Africa. Namibian First Lady Monica Geingos and the Hon Dr Bernard Haufiku, Minister of Health and Social Services, were joined by HIV experts from across the region, including top government officials, leading clinicians and researchers, civil society advocates and programme implementers for the event.

Reducing impacts of flooding in Africa through improved early warning systems

A day of bright sunshine at Wilton Park rather incongruously kicked off our meeting on Flooding in the Greater Horn of Africa: building effective early warning systems.

Wilton Park and UNGASS 2016: reassessing modern international drugs policy

In November 2015 more than thirty countries and institutions met at Wilton Park for a preliminary roundtable meeting in preparation for UNGASS 2016 which was held between April 18 and April 21 in Vienna this year. Pressure for a reassessment of drug control has grown in countries across the globe since the last UNGASS on drug policy in 1998.

Peacebuilding in Africa: persistent challenges, sustainable solutions (WP1417)

We were delighted to host the second in a series of events on Peacebuilding in Africa in Addis Ababa. The event was held in…

From MDGs to SDGs – seeing the transition through the eyes of a child in rural Uganda

Blog by Robin Hart, Director of Programmes Geoffrey was born in central Uganda in 2000, the year the MDGs were agreed. I have sponsored…

Africa Industrialisation Day

Today the world recognises Africa Industrialisation Day celebrating the increasing economic development and industrial growth across the African continent. The day also marks a point…

‘We the People……’

On the 24th October 1945, the United Nations (UN) officially came into being after the ratification of its founding document, the UN Charter, by the…