3:00 pm EDT - 4:30 pm EDT

Past Event

Addressing crisis, supporting recovery: The Central African Republic at a crossroads

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm EDT

Brookings Institution
Saul/Zilkha Rooms

1775 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC

The citizens of the Central African Republic (CAR) have endured political instability and episodes of extreme violence since the country’s independence in 1960. Recent clashes between sectarian militia in the country’s capital of Bangui have displaced at least 30,000 residents from their homes and prompted renewed concern about the CAR’s peace process and transition back to democratic rule. The CAR’s recovery efforts hinge on the success of immediate stabilization and peacebuilding priorities, including national elections—which were recently postponed due to the ongoing violence and overwhelming logistical challenges—as well as the need to promote long-term civic inclusion and inclusive economic growth.

On Tuesday, October 13, the Brookings Africa Growth Initiative hosted a discussion on immediate efforts to stabilize the CAR and long-term strategies for the country’s economic recovery.