Members of a fishing cooperative sing as they search for the most plentiful nearby fishing areas on Lake Kivu, near Kibuye, Rwanda. (Holly Pickett/The New York Times)

RESOLVE Network Global Forum 2021

Security Dilemmas In Sub-Saharan Africa: The Role Of Community-Based Armed Groups

Since 2018, the RESOLVE Network has been researching the complex interactions between armed groups, civilians, state actors and international security — with particular attention to discerning women’s roles, agency and choices in conflict. Join USIP and the RESOLVE Network for a virtual conversation that’s part of the sixth annual RESOLVE Global Forum Series. The discussion will examine community-driven security and the role of local armed groups in conflict ecosystems, as well as look at women’s contributions to formal and informal community-based security, conflict resolution, governance and rule of law mechanisms.