On 9,12, and 13 June 2023 CPPF hosted a series of three half-day virtual workshops on PEA in Central Africa. The sessions took stock of political analysis-related work within both the United Nations and World Bank and discussed methodologies. The meeting aimed to enrich both organizations’ understanding of the political economy trends related to oil exporting states and the Congo Basin rainforest in Central Africa.
Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum
CPPF hosted its 9th annual Forum for UN Resident Coordinators in the Middle East and North Africa Region in Geneva, Switzerland on 19-21 June 2023. The Forum covered regional political trends and cross-cutting topics such as human rights; drugs, crime and corruption; climate change and water politics; media and new technologies; migration; and risks and opportunities for the UN in the MENA region.
On 18 May 2023 CPPF convened a meeting on energy transition risks and opportunities in the MENA region at the request of the UN Northern Africa Division of DPPA. The meeting aimed to inform the UN Inter-Agency Task Force on climate, peace, and security in the MENA region and considered the implications of the accelerating energy transitions on the MENA region.
On 17 March 2023, Yanqiu Zheng chaired a roundtable titled “Producing Knowledge on China and the Global South: A Multi-Stakeholder Reflection,” at the annual conference of the Association for Asian Studies in Boston. It brought together Juliana González Jáuregui of FLACSO Argentina, Maria Repnikova of Georgia State University, Nicholas Loubere of Lund University (Sweden), Matthew Galway of Australian National University, and Kenneth Wissoker of Duke University Press, and discussed the promises and challenges of studying China’s global footprint, particularly in the Global South.