Webinar Recap: A Changing Tide in Africa: Conflict, Corruption & Economic Opportunity

On August 30 we hosted a webinar discussion with the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) titled “A Changing Tide in Africa: Conflict, Corruption & Economic Opportunity.”
A new story is emerging in Africa and it is being told by those most crucial in determining Africa’s future – its citizens. Their concerns are shifting away from tribal clashes and state-driven violence toward a new set of issues. Africa’s citizens are disappointed by the performance of their governments, concerned about pervasive corruption, and face a dire lack of economic opportunities.
The discussion, with leading Africa experts, explored findings from a new CIGI-GlobeScan poll on conflict and change in Africa.
Speakers included:

  • Chester Crocker, former US Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs & CIGI Senior Fellow
  • Pamela Aall, CIGI Senior Fellow & Senior Advisor for conflict prevention and management at the United States Institute of Peace (USIP)
  • Chris Coulter, CEO, GlobeScan

Follow the links below for the full recording and presentation slides, as well as accompanying press release and report.

Presentation Slides

Full Recording

Press Release

Full Report