What does the future hold for the Great Lakes Region?

Date: 11 October 2013

Venue: UA City Campus, Building S - Lange Sint Annastraat 7 - 2000 Antwerpen

Time: 3:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Organization / co-organization: IOB, 11.11.11, IPIS and Provincie Antwerpen

Short description: Who and what makes or breaks the future of the Great Lakes region? Does the race for resources have the region in a deadlock? Is aid effective where governments seem to fail? And what are the odds for enduring peace? During this day you will be granted a look behind the fa├žade, gain insights into this complex reality and meet organisations and institutes active in the region.

The border region of Burundi, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic Congo has grown into a warzone. Local, national and international interests are at stake in a conflict  where  lawlessness seems to prevail, often at the expense of the local population. These struggles threaten the development of the Great Lakes region, but is there hope for a better future? Is it possible to let justice prevail? Can NGOs  and Belgian policy make a difference?

You are invited to join our quest for answers in a series of workshops, lectures and debates.

  • Introduction by David Van Reybrouck
  • Panel members: Filip Reyntjens, Nadia Nsayi and Melanie Schellens.
  • Moderator: Koen Vidal (De Morgen)

Full programme (Dutch only)



Entrance fee: Free registration

Registration: http://www.provant.be/loket/Inschrijvingen/inschrijving_Welke_toekomst_voor_de_grote_meren.jsp?referer=tcm:7-177312-64&refererUrl=/kalender/bestuur/internationaal/noord-zuidbeleid/kalenderitem_grote_meren.jsp&refererTitle=Welke toekomst voor de Grote Meren?&refererLink=Inschrijvingsformulier

Contact email: dnz@provant.be

Contact phone: 03 240 56 85

Link: http://www.provant.be/kalender/bestuur/internationaal/noord-zuidbeleid/kalenderitem_grote_meren.jsp?referer=tcm:7-15857-64