Book Talk – Roadblock Politics: The Origins of Violence in Central Africa

On 14 April 2022, UVC, in partnership with the New School Julien J. Studley Graduate Programs in International Affairs, organized a book talk on Peer Schouten’s recently published book Roadblock Politics: The Origins of Violence in Central Africa. The talk featured Tatiana Carayannis and Georges Nzongola-Ntalaja, Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Ambassador to the United Nations.

CPPF-Project Canopy Presentation on Central Africa

On 14 April 2022, CPPF held a brownbag meeting for the UN in partnership with Project Canopy on the geospatial mapping of deforestation and conflict in Central Africa. The meeting brought together UN officials of the Climate Security Mechanism and UN officials from the geospatial team to discuss an online environmental conflict platform for Central Africa.

CPPF Haiti Workshop (VTC)

CPPF convened a workshop on Haiti to help inform the review of the UN Integrated Office in Haiti (BINUH). This workshop provided a deep-dive into current political, governance, and socioeconomic dynamics, as well as the role and impact of the UN in Haiti.

Guatemala Series No. 2 (VTC)

CPPF convened its fourteenth virtual meeting among Guatemalan civil society members to brainstorm opportunities to address rule of law and corruption issues in Guatemala.

Expert Brainstorming on Somalia (VTC)

On 19 November 2021, CPPF convened an expert briefing on Somalia with Amb. James Swan, the UN Secretary-General’s Representative in Somalia.

APN and Next Gen 2021 Virtual Fellows Research Methods Workshop

The Social Science Research Council’s African Peacebuilding Network (APN) and Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa (Next Gen) programs held their joint virtual fellows Research Methods Workshop from September 28-30, 2021. The workshop featured activities ranging from keynote lectures by leading scholars, cohort/thematic workshop and one-on-one mentoring sessions, and a joint fellows discussion panel. The opening address at the workshop was given by Cyril Obi, the program director of the APN and Next Gen programs, followed by welcome remarks by Ron Kassimir, the SSRC’s Vice President of Programs, and an introduction of fellows and facilitators by Duncan Omanga, the program …

Climate Change, Peace, and Security in the MENA Region (VTC)

  On 8-9 September 2021, at the request of the UN Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs, CPPF convened an expert brainstorming on climate change, peace, and security in the MENA region. The two-day workshop aimed to supplement an ongoing UN initiative to create an interagency task force on climate change, peace, and security in the region.  

Climate Change, Peace and Security in Central Africa (VTC)

On 28 July 2021, CPPF convened a workshop titled “Climate Change, Peace and Security in Central Africa.” The workshop aimed to strengthen a shared understanding of climate-related peace and security risks in the sub-region and promote collaboration among relevant stakeholders in support of a new Climate, Peace and Security project led by the UN Office for Central Africa (UNOCA).