Viewpoint

Viewpoint provides readers with unique perspectives of African peacebuilding from both leading and emerging scholars and practitioners working in the field. Inspired by attendance at various workshops, conferences, and events involving African Peacebuilding Network staff, these candid conversations offer alternative views and opinions to some of the most pressing issues facing Africa today. Meant to encourage further dialogue, these entries also seek to stimulate future research and necessary collaboration between all actors who continue to shape the continent’s ever-evolving peacebuilding agenda.

Viewpoint | May 23, 2017

Life as an APN Alumnus: An Interview with Kizito Sabala

The APN Team had the opportunity to sit down with Kizito Sabala, an Alumnus of the APN Collaborative Working Group Research Grant (2014-2016), at our recent conference on Peacebuilding in Africa: Sustaining Inclusive Civil Society Engagement. The conference took place in collaboration with the African Leadership Center and Wilton Park at Wiston House, West Sussex, […]

Dr. Kizito Sabala at Wiston House, Wilton Park
Viewpoint | May 10, 2017

Meet the APN’s New Advisory Board Chair: Professor Ismail Rashid

Last week, Professor Ismail Rashid officially began his tenure as the African Peacebuilding Network’s Advisory Board chair. The following interview with Professor Ismail Rashid was conducted during an event on “Peacebuilding in Africa: Sustaining Inclusive Civil Society Engagement,” hosted by the APN in collaboration with Wilton Park and the African Leadership Centre (ALC), at Wiston […]

Professor Ismail Rashid
Viewpoint | April 25, 2017

Life as an APN Grantee: An Interview with Diana Gibson

The APN Team had the opportunity to sit down with a current APN grantee and Lead Investigator of an APN Collaborative Working Group, Professor Diana Gibson of the University of the Western Cape, at our recent conference on Peacebuilding in Africa: Sustaining Inclusive Civil Society Engagement. The conference took place in collaboration with the African […]

Diana Gibson and members of her Collaborative Working Group sitting around a laptop
Viewpoint | April 21, 2017

Insecurity, Conflict, and Militancy in the Maghreb and Sahel Regions

Throughout the Maghreb and Sahel regions of Africa, many communities are struggling under the strain of new patterns of violence that emerged after the Arab Spring as well as episodic cycles of violence that have resurfaced every few years for several decades. The following piece offers key takeaways from a series of recent events—a forum […]

Jimam Lar, Joel Nwokeoma, and Amy Niang on the dais at the Conference on Militancy and Conflict in the Sahel and Maghreb
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