View on Africa: how forecasting can help prevent violent conflict


Political instability in sub-Saharan Africa is driven by an intricate combination of risk factors, including demographics, poor development, regime type, cross-group discrimination and structural imbalances. Understanding which risks are increasing and how they interact in the long term is key to preventing violent conflict.

This View on Africa is presented by Julia Bello-Schünemann, ISS Senior Researcher based in Lagos. She will discuss how modelling and forecasting tools can support multilateral conflict prevention efforts.

About View on Africa

Every Wednesday from 11h00 - 12h00 CAT (09h00 - 10h00 GMT), ISS researchers from Dakar, Nairobi, Addis Ababa and Pretoria provide expert analysis of major events and trends in Africa. Introductory remarks are followed by an online Q&A with participants.

How to join the briefing

Attend the briefing in person or online via Voiceboxer on your computer or mobile device. To join the briefing online, simply click on the link above, follow the on-screen instructions and select your language preference. Before joining the briefing online, be sure to test your system settings by clicking on this link Please only use Google Chrome or Firefox to attend the online briefing.

For VoiceBoxer system requirements and troubleshooting, click here.

Picture: Amelia Broodryk/ISS

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