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The African Leadership Centre (ALC)
cordially invites you to a Seminar on:
Regional Norms, Leadership and the Security Crisis in Africa
Dr. Abdel-Fatau Musah
Deputy Head of Office and Director of Political Affairs, United Nations Office African Union (UNOAFU), Addis Ababa
Room S-1.01 Strand Building, Strand, London WC2R 2LS
Wednesday 25th of February 2015
Directions to the venue:
From Reception go down the first set of stairs on your left to the 1st basement, Strand Building.
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The African Leadership Centre (ALC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the African Institute for Economic Development and Planning (IDEP) that aims, among other things, to upscale our work within high-level policy practitioner communities in Africa. IDEP is a pan-African institution created in 1962 by the United Nations General Assembly based in Dakar, Senegal. The MoU was signed by Prof. Adebayo Olukoshi on behalf of IDEP and Dr. Godwin R. Murunga on behalf of ALC. It is expected that the MoU will facilitate the development of partnership activities between the ALC and IDEP and these will include in the areas of research and publications, training of post-graduate students, and building of deeper connections between the worlds of scholarship and policy. The partnership will also be open to joint activities with the Institute for Development Studies, University of Nairobi thereby anchoring this work centrally within an African higher education institution. The MoU was signed during a training workshop the ALC is jointly running with IDS and IDEP in Nairobi for the staff of the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) that runs from 16th to 21st February 2015. This is part of the retooling programme for UNECA staff that aims to align their work to the context of the UNECA reforms. The expectation is to refocus UNECA strategic business priority to transform the organisation into a Think Tank of reference in the region, capable of providing reliable and credible evidence to support policy options and capacity development services in support of systemic changes at the regional, sub-regional and national levels. The ALC are happy to be involved in some way in this exercise.
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Announcing the African Leadership Centre Africa Debates
Domestic and International Responses to Ebola and Terrorism in Africa: Whose agenda is it anyway?
18th February 2015 @ 11:00AM
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The African Leadership Centre (ALC)
cordially invites you to a Public Seminar entitled:
Ebola in Africa: Can the African Union handle the challenge?
By Semiha Abdumelik
The Ebola crisis in West Africa has generated a great deal of discussion and debate recently. However there has been little focus on the response of the pan-continental organisation, African Union (AU), to the situation from an institutional and normative perspective. The speaker shares insights on the approaches and mechanisms that have been deployed by the AU in an attempt to manage the Ebola crisis as well as its regional implications amidst the complex challenges facing the African continent.
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It is with great pleasure that I write to inform you that Dr. 'Funmi Olonisakin, the founding Director and Board Member of the African Leadership centre, has been nominated by the UN Secretary General as a Member of the Advisory Group of Experts on the review of the UN Peacebuilding Architecture. The announcement, which was made on 22nd January 2015, follows a process of initial nomination by the UN Secretariat, which ended with a Committee of the General Assembly and UN Security Council approving the Terms of Reference for the Review as well as a Panel of seven experts from around the world that included Dr. Olonisakin. The Group is tasked with undertaking country case studies in Burundi, Central Africa Republic, Sierra Leone, South Sudan and Timor-Leste, conducting a policy and institutional review of the Peacebuilding architecture and develop findings and recommendations based on this work.