The 3rd Annual Sahel Summit
Weak governance, insecurity, and humanitarian disaster have worsened in the Sahel over the past year, and prospects for lasting peace remain dim. The region has experienced constitutional and military coups, and other turbulent political and social events, and states are struggling with adequate transition to civilian rule. Deaths from violent attacks increased by 20 percent from 2020 to 2021, according to the Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project. Climate change and desertification across the region are also exacerbating conflict and ethnic tension. The United Nations recently estimated that at least 36 million Sahelians are expected to be acutely food insecure by this year’s lean season, which could begin as early as March.
On January 13, 2022, join the CSIS Africa Program and the European Union Delegation to the United States for The 3rd Annual Sahel Summit. Speakers will take stock of the current instability and identify opportunities to strengthen political, security, and development efforts, and explore practical policy options to address the crisis.
This event follows its forerunners: The Sahel Summit and The 2nd Annual Sahel Summit.
Opening remarks by EU Ambassador to the U.S. Stavros Lambrinidis and French Ambassador to the U.S. Philippe Etienne.
Following the event, our partners at the European Union would greatly appreciate your feedback to their brief, four-question survey, available here.
This event is made possible by the generous support of the European Union.