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BRICS at seven: Finding and funding the nexus between peace, security and development in Africa

08 October 2015
12:30 - 13:30


Dr. Buntu Siwisa
African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes

Date:  Thursday, 8 October  

Time: 12:30  – 13:30

Venue:    VCRs, Pretoria, Cape Town, Durban

The HSRC seminar series is funded by the Department of Science and Technology (DST). The views and opinions expressed therein as well as findings and statements of the seminar series do not necessarily represent the views of DST

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The HSRC BRICS Research Centre in partnership with the SA BRICS Think Tank (SABTT)/ National Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences invites you to the seminar presented by Dr Buntu Siwisa. Setting out its mandate, BRICS’ New Development Bank (NDB) intends to mobilise resources for infrastructure and sustainable development projects in BRICS and in other emerging economies. However, apart from the BRICS Summit Declarations, that Peace, Security and Development are inextricably linked, there is palpable silence on funding peace and security challenges, particularly in Africa.

This presentation seeks to explore the practicality of identifying the fundability of peace and security challenges in Africa within a myriad of  an interdependent network of regional economic organisations, multilateral institutions, governments, international non-government organisations, and against the background of south-south cooperation. The paper will highlight particular case studies of peace and security challenges in Africa, the level and depth of South Africa’s involvement in them, and how BRICS’ New Development Bank (NDB) and other interested and affected institutional entities can deepen the nexus between peace, security and development.

The seminar may be attended in Pretoria, Cape Town or Durban

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