Symposium: Integration of Economics, Migration & Security in the Sahara-Sahel
OECD, Boulogne-Billancourt, 29 September 2017
The current situation in the Sahel is a cause for concern both in Africa itself and globally. The growing complexity and urgency of the situation requires the co-operation and mobilisation of governments, regional organisations, the international community, civil society and researchers.
In contribution to this effort, the Sahel and West Africa Club (SWAC/OECD) aims to facilitate dialogue between researchers and policy makers. It is in this spirit that SWAC welcomes this symposium built around two studies financed and co-ordinated by the Higher Council for Strategic Training and Research (CSFRS) of the Ecole militaire (France):
- Prospective study of Sahelian Realities 2030 proposes different scenarios on what the Sahel could be by 2030, based on economic, social, political and security criteria (Thierry Hommel Conseil). summary | full report (french)
- Bringing the desert together: How to advance Sahelo-Maghreb integration proposes to address the stabilisation and development of the Sahara-Sahel through an integrated and common approach to further connect Sahel and Maghreb countries (European Council on Foreign Relations). report
Some 60 representatives from the region, international partners, international organisations and the press were present to debate this innovative work.
- Atlas of the Sahara-Sahel: Geography, Economics and Security
- Wars and Conflicts in the Sahara-Sahel
- Agricultural market activity and Boko Haram attacks in northeastern Nigeria
- The wave of jihadist insurgency in West Africa
- Why have they chopped Africa in two?
- Interview with Jean-Pierre Marcelli, French Development Agency on the Sahel, Action Plan for renewed commitment, 2015-2020 (french)