Governance and Security in the Sahel: Tackling Mobility, Demography and Climate Change
International conference supported by Italy's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.
The event is based on a research project commissioned by IAI, Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS) and the National Democratic Institute (NDI) that has firstly analysed the factors underpinning good governance in the Sahel, and has secondly considered how the quality of governance is influenced by and can affect the management of demographic changes, climate change and mobility.
The first session of the conference provided an overview of governance in the Sahel. The second session has been devoted to the analysis and research findings in Burkina Faso and Niger. The final session focused on the role of the EU and other international actors in the region. The conference has also served as a platform to gather recommendations for the African, EU and US institutions in these fields.