Past event

Research Event

Overcoming Post-Conflict Challenges in the DRC: The Importance of International Coordination

Chatham House, London

Africa Programme, DRC and Great Lakes, African Peace and Security

Event documents

Meeting Summary
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Participants

Russell Feingold, US Special Envoy for the Great Lakes and the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Chair: Alex Vines OBE, Director, Area Studies and International Law; Head, Africa Programme, Chatham House

Overview

One year after the defeat of the M23 rebel group, a number of developments have increased prospects for stabilizing the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Renewed political engagement by the Southern African Development Community (SADC), a more united donor community and a coordinating group of special envoys from the UN, United States, European Union and African Union may present an opportunity to avoid a return to crisis and progress towards lasting positive change in the DRC. 

US Special Envoy Russ Feingold will discuss the role of the special envoys in coordinating regional and international efforts, and in overcoming the challenges of moving towards long-term strategic planning in international engagements in the DRC.