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Co-ordination and trust-building in the Sahel-Region - a partnership in the making

SAHEL Security Digital Dialogue Series: Seminar #1

Following repeated calls for better coordination and cooperation by G5 Sahel member state representatives, analysts and civil society organisations and the creation of a Sahel Coalition by French President Macron, European Union Special Representative (EUSR) for the Sahel Ángel Losada recently stated that coordination will be amongst the top EU priorities for the region. As the EU prepares to release its renewed Sahel Strategy, we intend to unpack some of the priorities identified by the EUSR and discuss them with counterparts in the region. What has worked so far in terms of coordination? What is left to tackle? How can cooperation amongst very different actors be made more efficient in order to address some of the most pressing security threats in the Sahel?



by invitation only


The SAHEL Security Dialogue Series brings together policy makers from the German, French, Dutch, Italian and British governments, ECOWAS, the African Union and the G5 Joint Force secretariat through invitation only. The roundtable discussion will be held under Chatham House rule in the framework of the German Presidency at the EU Council. The series will aim to host several roundtables until the end of 2020, in order to create regular engagement with the African and European strategic community. We aim to provide a snapshot of the most important challenges linked to coordination and cooperation in the Sahel and reflect over what could be done to improve both European and African strategies for the region. Such discussion will contribute to a final paper to be published at the end of December 2020. The Sahel Security Dialogue Series is a joint initiative of the Multinational Policy Development Dialogue of KAS Brussels and Delina Goxho, Independent Security Analyst.

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B-1040 Brussels
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  • Delina Goxho
    • Independent Security Analyst Ewan Lawson
    • Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) Ornella Moderan
    • Institute for Security Studies (ISS)
    • Paul Bisca
    • Security Risk Analyst

Dr. Susanne Conrad

Susanne Conrad (2021)

Policy Advisor Rule of Law and Security in Subsaharan Africa +49 30 26996-3471