What Went Wrong In The Central African Republic?
Rethinking International Engagement
Date: Thursday, 18 December 2014, 12.30-13.30
Venue: Auditorium A2, Maison de la Paix, Chemin Eugène Rigot 2, Geneva
Speakers: Genta Akasaki, Emilie Ballestraz and Matel Sow, Masters Candidates in Development Studies, The Graduate Institute
Moderation: Achim Wennmann, Executive Coordinator, Geneva Peacebuilding Platform
This event presents the results of a research project on international engagement and the failure to think about conflict prevention in the Central African Republic (CAR). The report was produced as part of the Applied Research Seminar (ARS) of the Graduate Institute’s Master in Development Studies (conflict and development track). The research involved a series of key informant interviews and a review of scholarly and practitioner literatures. It sheds light on the ways in which the international community perceives on-going events in CAR, and how this perception has shaped the type of involvement in the country – and ultimately how the conflict prevention angle may have been neglected in the process.
The research paper is available here.