How Africa's conflict burden will impact its future

Africa's ability to address its conflict burden will determine the continent's current and future stability.

Africa’s current and future stability rests on its ability to address the continent’s conflict burden. Since 2010, Africa has experienced an increase in armed violence, potentially reversing the gains made after the collapse of the Berlin Wall.
This seminar will discuss the ISS’s latest papers on conflict trends, co-authored by Dr Jakkie Cilliers and Steve Hedden, and launch the African Conflict Tracker, which provides current updates of conflict incidents, fatalities and key hotspots in Africa.
Based on three alternative scenarios for the future, the impact of changes in Africa’s development and security prospects will also be discussed in line with the African Union’s Agenda 2063 initiative.

Chair: Dr David Zounmenou, Senior Research Fellow, ISS 

Speaker: Dr Jakkie Cilliers, Executive Director, ISS  

This is one of a series of events hosted by the ISS during the AU Summit from 7 – 15 June in Johannesburg. Other ISS events during the AU Summit:

Development partners
The ISS is grateful for support from the members of the ISS Partnership Forum: the governments of Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the USA.
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