Development Challenges and Opportunities in the Sahel

  • Wednesday, Dec 18, 2013
  • The CSIS Project on Prosperity and Development cordially invites you to:

    Development Challenges and Opportunities in the Sahel

    Framing Remarks:
    Jennifer Cooke
    Director of the Africa Program, CSIS

    Panel Discussion:
    Santiago Martínez-Caro
    General Director, Casa Africa

    Amb. William Garvelink
    Senior Adviser, Project on U.S. Leadership in Development, CSIS and Former U.S. Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of the Congo

    Vivian Lowery Derryck

    President and CEO, The Bridges Institute and Former Assistant Administrator for Africa, USAID

    Donovan Webster
    Contributing Author, National Geographic

    Moderated by:
    Daniel Runde
    Director of the Project on Prosperity and Development and William A. Schreyer Chair in Global Analysis, CSIS

    Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 3:00PM to 5:00PM
    Conference Room 110
    CSIS 1616 Rhode Island Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20036

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    Join us for a conversation  on the nexus of development and strategy in the Sahel as regional experts discuss the poverty alleviation within a politically instable region. The Sahel stretches across the southernmost land of Northern Africa and consists of numerous fragile states. Sahel countries such as mali, Mauritania, Chad, South Sudan, Senegal, and Algeria are some of the pooerst places in the world, but poverty alleviation has become difficult due to the presence of Affiliates of al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) has driven international assistance out of the region and created additional development challenges. NGOs have struggled to maintain the effective delivery of services due  to political instability and security breaches. Development in the Sahel requires improved governance and coordination between donors and regional stakeholders.

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