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Sahel-Saharan Africa dialogue

Sahel-Saharan Africa dialogue - SIPRI workshop report
March, 2016

The ‘New Geopolitics of Peace Operations II: African Outlooks on Conflict Management’ initiative aims to enhance understanding of how to best prepare peace operations for the diverse security environments in Africa, while promoting local and international dialogue on the future of peace and security. In order to achieve these aims, a series of five regional dialogue meetings were organized in five African regions.

This report summarizes a workshop held in Bamako, Mali during 1618 November 2015. The workshop brought together a range of leading experts, military and government officials, and representatives of civil society and international organizations to discuss the future of peace operations and conflict management in Sahel-Saharan Africa. It was jointly organized by SIPRI, the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) and the Centre d’Etudes et de Réflexion au Mali (CERM) and was hosted at École de maintien de la paix ‘Alioune Blondin Beye’.


Xenia Avezov is a Researcher with the SIPRI Peace Operations and Conflict Management Programme.