Seminar on Security and Development Challenges in Africa over the next Decade

The flag of Norway (centre) flying at UN headquarters in New York (UN Photo/Loey Felipe)

Founder and Executive Director of ACCORD invited by NUPI to present seminar on countering challenges to African states.

The African continent has enjoyed great progress over the last two decades, but it is also facing increasing development and security challenges in many regions. Weak governance, violent extremism and terrorism, climate change and economic austerity is proving a toxic mix for many African states.

In addressing these challenges, Dr Vasu Gounden, Founder and Executive Director at the African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD), was invited by the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI) to present a seminar on the outline for steps that need to be taken to counter these challenges by African states, and how this work could be supported by partners, multi-lateral organisations and civil society.

The seminar entitled “Security and Development Challenges in Africa over the next Decade” will be held at the NUPI offices in Oslo, Norway on 9 September 2016 from 10:00am – 11:30am, and will be accessible to the public via a live stream feed found on the NUPI and ACCORD websites.

ACCORD is part of the Training for Peace programme, in partnership with NUPI and the Institute for Security Studies in South Africa, and is supported by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The live stream can be viewed here.

For more information on ACCORD’s work, please contact Mr Hayden Allen, General Manager: Corporate Affairs, ACCORD on

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Stephanie De Freitas
Stephanie de Freitas
Programme Officer: Operations Division