The workshop held in Pretoria on the 2nd of September 2015, discussed the political developments in Central African Republic (CAR), the conclusion of the transitional government, the forthcoming elections in that country and implications for the Sub-region of the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS).
The workshop also discussed South Sudan/Sudan in the context of peace and security within the Central African Region.
Simon P. Alain Handy is a policy analyst at the United Nations and a specialist on issues of peace, post-conflict reconstruction, mediation and international security. He is a former Young Associate Expert at La Francophonie, a former Visiting Fellow at the European Union Institute for Security Studies (EUISS, Paris in 2009) and a Senior Executive Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School of Government (2011). In 1998, following an executive program at the Pearson Peacekeeping Center in Cornwallis Nova Scotia, he wrote his Post-Graduate thesis at the Paris Institute for International Relations and Strategic Studies (IRIS) entitled “Peacekeeping operations: A foreign policy strategy for Canada”.
- Read Simon P. Alain Handy’s speech given at the workshop here: “Building an Even More Secure Central African Republic”
- Read Simon P. Alain Handy’s keynote Speech at UJ/South Africa Association of Political Science (SAAPS) Colloquium held on the 31st of August 2015 here: The UN at a Crossroads: ?The plague of Foreign Intervention