Columbia International Affairs Online: Working Papers

CIAO DATE: 07/2009

Consultation on the Crisis in Darfur: New Strategies for a Just Peace Settlement

George Shepherd, Peter Van Arsdale, Negin Sobhani, Nicole Tanner, Frederick AgyemanDuah

May 2009

Africa Policy Information Center


The following is a report for the Consultation on the Crisis in Darfur carried out in Washington, DC by Africa Today Associates, Inc and Africa Action. The event took place January 30th and 31st, 2009 and was made possible with support from the African Policy Institute of the Ford Foundation in Africa (in collaboration with the Institute of International Education) and Africa Action of Washington, DC. This report aims to build upon, not replace, the findings of our Consultations in Abuja, Nigeria and Nairobi, Kenya. It is for this purpose that the findings and points addressed in this report are primarily those discussed in DC. Although it is inevitable that the previous consultations reflected some overlap on the core issues and discussion points, this report attempts to synthesize and present the findings of the Consultation in Washington, DC. As part of ATA’s continued work and mandate to our fourā€part consultations, the outcomes of this final consultation on Darfur, this work finishes with a set of proscriptions for policy and humanitarian intervention in Darfur, Sudan. 3