The Effectiveness of the “African Solutions to African Problems” in Silencing the Guns in Africa
January 27, 2022 at 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM Cameroon Time
Via Zoom platform (Register here)
The African continent continues to face many complex challenges ranging from issues of governance, poor socioeconomic development within its borders to growing terror attacks from extremist groups. Given this context, Africa’s own insecurity is serving as a source of concern for not only the global community but also for African leaders. This growing concern is one of the contributing factors behind the phrase ‘African solutions to African problems’, a phrase that has become the boast of the continent as well as a way to show that Africa has both the capability and determination to solve her own problems without any external interference. African leaders have continued to acknowledge the requirement for effective crisis management on the continent, leading to the creation of the African Union (AU), which brings together African states in order to find African solutions to African problems.
- Objectives of the Dialogue
The objective of this dialogue is to involve Pan Africanists, peace and security experts, stakeholders and the general public on a discussion that will enable us to examine and assess the role and contribution Africans and African Institutions have mustered to resolve their problems without soliciting for foreign intervention in any form.
- Who should participate?
This event is open to Pan Africanists, peace and security experts, stakeholders and the general public both within and without Cameroon. It will also bring together individuals from the public and private sectors, academia, civil society organisations, youth leaders, journalists, researchers, traditional authorities, religious leaders and human rights activists.
- Expected Output
The output will be the production of comprehensive and incisive evidenced-based policy recommendations that can be used by the RECs and the AU’s APSA and/or other bodies when adopting a definitive innovative policy in guaranteeing peace and security in Africa.
Dr Christopher Fomunyoh
Senior Associate for Africa National Democratic Institute, Washington, DC, US
Chief Charles A. Taku
International Law expert International Criminal Court, The Hague, Netherland
Prof. Annie Barbara Chikwanha
Associate Professor – University of Johannesburg
Moderator – Francis Tazoacha
Director of Peace and Security Division – Nkafu Policy Institute
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