The Employment and the Youth Dividends; Africa’s Approach to Internally Displaced Persons, Migration and Refugees ; Can you hear us now? Strategic Communications for Think Tanks
The Policy Center for the New South has been invited to attend and speak at the 2020 Africa Think Tank Summit taking place on February 26-28, 2020 in Cape Town, South Africa.
- - Abdelhak Bassou, Senior Fellow, will speak in the first Plenary Panel entitled “The Risks and Rewards of New World Reorder for Africa”;
- - Khalid Chegraoui, Senior Fellow, will speak in the Breakout Session entitled “Balancing on the Head of a Pin: Managing the Employment and the Youth Dividends”;
- - Amal El Ouassif, Research Assistant in International Relations, will speak in the Breakout Session entitled “Updating Africa’s Approach to Internally Displaced Persons, Migration and Refugees”.
- - Lilia Rizk, Coordinator of the Emerging Leaders Program, will speak in the Breakout Session entitled “Can you hear us now? Strategic Communications for Think Tanks”.
The 2020 Africa Think Tank Summit is organized by the Think Tank and Civil Societies Program of the University of Pennsylvania. It aims at proposing strategies and actionable recommendations for think tanks to meaningfully contribute to tackling policy implementation challenges within the context of Africa’s vision, through sharing knowledge and country case studies on good practices in ensuring successful implementation of policies and strategies.
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Abdelhak Bassou, Senior Fellow, Policy Center for the New South
Abdelhak Bassou is a Senior Fellow at the Policy Center for the New South, previously known as OCP Policy Center, who focuses on Security Studies and Strategies and Defense. He occupied several offices within the Directorate General of the Moroccan National Security where he was Borders’ Division Chief from 1978 to 1993. He was the former Director of the Royal Institute of Police in 1998. He also served as the Chief of Regional Security (Errachidia 1999-2003, Sidi Kacem 2003-2005) and was also Head of the Central General Intelligence from 2006 to 2009.He also contributed to the output of several international organizations endeavors including the Council of Arab Interior Ministers from 1986 to 1992, where he represented the Directorate General of National Security in several meetings. Abdelhak Bassou holds a Master’s Degree in Political Science and International Studies from the Faculty of Law, Economics and Social Sciences of Agdal in Rabat.
Khalid Chegraoui, Senior Fellow, Policy Center for the New South
Khalid Chegraoui is a full Professor of History and Political Anthropology, Institute of African Studies, Mohammed V University, Rabat, Morocco and a Senior Fellow at the Policy Center for the New South.
He began his teaching and research career in 1992 as a Research Assistant Professor at Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdallah University in Fez after earning his first doctorate in African Studies from the Mohammed V University in Rabat focusing on West Sub-Saharan Africa. He also earned a Doctorate of State in African Studies from the same University in 2002, where he focused on Contemporary West Africa, in 2003 he become Professor of History and Political Anthropology at the Institute of African Studies, Mohammed V University, consultant on African and Middle East issue and strategic studies.
He is currently Director of Research Group: African Politics, a doctoral supervisor at the Mohammed V University, Professor of African History in EGE School of Governance and Economy of Rabat, Polytechnic Mohammed VI University and Director of Africa and Middle East Centre Studies AMES Centre.
Lilia Rizk, Program Coordinator of the Emerging Leaders Program, Policy Center for the New South
Lilia Rizk is now the Program Coordinator for the Atlantic Dialogues Emerging Leaders Program, a youth leadership program that brings together, on an annual basis, 40 to 50 rising stars from around the Atlantic and across Africa who have a strong sense of commitment to social and economic issues facing their communities in particular and the world in general. Beyond the scope of the work in which she is involved in at the Policy Center, she is greatly interested in the role of youth and women in society and development, gender equality, the construction of identity, the importance of storytelling and narrative, and social justice. Prior to her experience at the Policy Center, she interned at the UCLA Burkle Center for International Relations. She obtained a dual degree in Political Science and International Development from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), and a Master’s degree at Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane in International Relations and Diplomacy.
Amal El Ouassif, Research Assistant in International Relations, Policy Center for the New South
Amal El Ouassif is a Research Assistant in International Relations at the Policy Center for the New South. Prior to that, she has worked as Program Coordinator at the Westminster Foundation for Democracy, Junior Consultant in Development Policies at the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) in Morocco and Blue Book trainee in the Directorate General of Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion of the European Commission in Brussels. Amal obtained a Master’s degree in EU International Relations and Diplomacy Studies from the College of Europe and a Master’s degree in Development Studies from the UPMF Grenoble. Her areas of interest include Euro-Mediterranean cooperation, mobility and migration.