EPLO Brown Bag Lunch Events


EPLO Brown Bag Lunch events are 1 – 1.5 hour-long, informal round-table discussions on a wide range of geographic and thematic topics with relevance for the EU and its support for peacebuilding and conflict prevention. Participation is free and (usually) open to all but registration is mandatory.

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Title Political, security and social developments in Cameroon
Date Tuesday 18 September 2018
Time 13:00-14:00
Venue European Peacebuilding Liaison Office, Avenue de Tervueren/Tervurenlaan 12, 1040 Brussels (Map)
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Description

Cameroon is going through a critical moment. The Boko Haram insurgency is on the wane in the Lake Chad basin but attacks are continuing against civilian and military targets in Cameroon’s Far North. The war has killed 2,000 Cameroonians, displaced 170,000 and triggered the rise of vigilante self-defence groups. Meanwhile, Cameroon’s Anglophone region has experienced violent flare-ups as the central government represses dissent over the perceived marginalisation of the English-speaking minority. Additionally, presidential elections are coming up on 7 October with an important risk of further violence and political instability.

EPLO invites you to a Brown Bag Lunch discussion with Hans De Marie Heungoup, International Crisis Group’s Central Africa Senior Analyst. Hans will present the latest political, security and social developments in Cameroon, with a specific focus on the security situation in the Far North, the Anglophone crisis and the possible worsening of the political and security situation in the country in the run-up to the elections. He will also touch upon the specific role and policies of the European Union and EU Member States.

Crisis Group’s latest research on Cameroon includes the report  ‘Cameroon’s Far North: A New Chapter in the Fight Against BokoHaram’ and briefing Cameroon’sAnglophone Crisis: How the Catholic Church Can Promote Dialogue’.

Registration  Please RSVP to Lorenzo Conti to attend this event.

Previous Events

June

27/06/2018: Mainstreaming Human Rights and Gender in CSDP missions: the case of EUBAM Libya and EUPOL COPPS (Sanna Kaskeala, EUBAM Libya, Emma Hickey & Irina D’Almeida, EUPOL COPPS)

26/06/2018: Conflict Sensitivity: Challenges, Opportunities and Gaps for Actors on the Ground (Maya Assaf-Horstmeier, World Vision International)


May

22/05/2018: The Inside Story of the Conflict in Southeastern Ukraine (Dr Anna Matveeva)


March

06/03/2018: Unarmed Civilian Protection: Global needs, Opportunities and Challenges (Tanya Walmsley, Huibert Oldenhuis and Delsy Ronnie, Nonviolent Peaceforce)


February

27/02/2018: Training Central African troops on International Humanitarian Law – Lessons learnt for CSDP (Cynthia Petrigh, Beyond Peace)

22/02/2018: Reducing Violent Extremism Abroad: What Works? (Dr. Rebecca Wolfe, Mercy Corps and Chiara Galletti, International Alert)

20/02/2018: Early action and the Responsibility to Protect: exchange of views with civil society (Ivan Šimonović, United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Advisor on the Responsibility to Protect)

08/02/2018: After the Summit: what’s next in post-Abidjan AU-EU relations in 2018? (Elissa Jobson, International Crisis Group)


January

25/01/2018: Peace and Stability Strategies for the Private Sector in Afghanistan (Rabia Nusrat, International Alert)

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