5:30 pm February 2022
Add to Calendar 2022-02-16 17:30:00 2023-06-06 00:20:18 SECURITY AND GOVERNENCE IN AFRICA: SAHEL AND LIBYA Description Location Policy Center Policy Center Africa/Casablanca public

Rida Lyammouri, Senior Fellow at Policy Center for the New South, will be speaking at the webinar “security and governence in africa: sahel and libya” organized by frica Study Group in partnership with The Middle East Institute.

The security dynamics of the Maghreb and the Sahel are intertwined and the consequences of the Libyan conflict on the Sahel have been serious. Since its beginning in 2011, this conflict has triggered global concern about the economic, security, and geostrategic impacts on the Sahel. Current threats are posed by the illicit transfer, destabilizing accumulation, and misuse of arms, as well as the flow of armed groups and mercenaries. Despite considerable international efforts, especially by African countries, the Sahel is still experiencing one of the longest multi-layered crises in Africa with irrefutable implications for global peace and security.

This webinar will focus on the following questions: Is Libya’s stabilisation a precondition for stability in the Sahel region ? What are the current prospects for such a stabilization of Libya ? What would be the major challenges for the stabilization of the Sahel in light of the current geostrategic stakes in the region ?

This event is taking place virtually on Wednesday, February 16, 2022 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. (ET)/ 5:30 to 7 p.m. (CET)

Rida Lyammouri
Senior Fellow
Rida Lyammouri is a Senior Fellow at the Policy Center for the New South. His research activities focus on geopolitics and international relations in the West African Sahel, a region he has worked on for about a decade. He has extensive experience supporting both governmental and non-governmental organizations in the areas of international aid, development, and security. Some of the topics he covers include countering violent extremism (CVE), conflict prevention and conflict sensitivity, humanitarian access, and migration. Mr. Lyammouri has contributed to numerous in-depth research and analysis reports aiming at building deeper understanding of regional and domestic challenges. He is often solicited by various stakeholders to provide policy recommendations on how to address va ...