DIALOGUE ON BURUNDI – Thursday, 28 July 2016, Pretoria


On Thursday 28 July 2016, SALO hosted a multi-stakeholder dialogue on Burundi, reflecting on the current security situation, the role of women in peacebuilding and the prospects for peace in the country.


The panel comprised of: Amb. Isaie Ntirizoshira, Burundian Ambassador to South Africa; Dr Martin Rupiya, Associate Professor from the Institute for African Renaissance Studies; Ms Mediatrice Barengayabo, a Burundian civil society activist; and Mr Andre van Straten, Deputy Director of Indian Ocean Islands in the Department of International Relations and Cooperation.

Opening remarks were made by Richard Smith, SALO and Amb. Marcus Cornaro, European Union Ambassador to South Africa. Closing remarks were made by Amb Welile Nhlapo, SALO associate and state security advisor to the former President of South Africa.

Download two of the presentations given at the dialogue below:

Burundi SALO 28 July 2016 DIRCO-1

Medi presentation - Burundian women in peacebuilding and social development-1