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 …

Myanmar (VTC)

On 26, 28 July, and 2 August 2021, CPPF held an expert brainstorming series for the UN on the deepening crisis in Myanmar. The three workshops brought together scholars, civil society leaders, and UN officials to discuss national, regional, and geopolitical dynamics and explore policy options for the international community.

UNOCA Mandate Renewal (VTC)

On 12 July 2021, CPPF convened a virtual workshop at the request of the United Nations Regional Office for Central Africa (UNOCA) to help inform its upcoming mandate renewal.

Libya (VTC)

On 8 June 2021, CPPF convened a workshop on national and regional dynamics in Libya to help inform the upcoming mandate renewal of the UN Mission in Libya.

Internal Meeting on the DRC and Lessons from Previous DDR Initiatives (VTC)

On April 22 2021, CPPF convened its third workshop on the demobilization and reintegration of armed groups in the Great Lakes region to support the World Bank, the United Nations, and the DRC government’s stabilization strategy. The internal meeting included members from the World Bank and the United Nations.

Climate Security in the Andean Region (VTC)

On 12 March 2021, in collaboration with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), CPPF convened a workshop to discuss climate-related security risks in the Andean region. The workshop brought together regional experts, representatives from the UNDP, and other UN Agencies, Country Teams to discuss climate security with a particular focus on Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru.