Civil Society and Democratic Transitions in the DRC, Burundi, and Rwanda

On April 19, 2005, the International Peace Academy [now International Peace Institute] Africa Program convened the third of its annual capstone civil society dialogues in New York.  For a second consecutive year, the dialogue concentrated on civil society’s role in peacebuilding and democratization in the Great Lakes region, centering on the transitional processes in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Rwanda, and Burundi.