The Sahel and Sahara challenging Terrains for Peace and Security

10 October 2017

The presentation sheds light on the security challenges and issues in the Sahara, and the potential threats posed by non-state actors in the region. It draws attention to illegal trans-border activities that jeopardize peace in many countries of the region. The situation in the Tindouf camps and its implications on the region will also make an important part of the presentation.

Sahel and Sahara challenges for peace

Dr. Mohammed Ahmed Gain

Dr. Gain is a professor at the National School of Trade and Management in the university of Ibno Tofail (Kenitra Morocco). He leads the African Institute for Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation whose goal is enhancing peace in African countries through research projects, training workshops and seminars. He's also a guest researcher at the Geneva Institute for Human Rights and the Institute for Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding (ICP) in Bern/Switzerland.

Dr. Gain is a professor at the National School of Trade and Management in the university of Ibno Tofail (Kenitra Morocco). He leads the African Institute for Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation whose goal is enhancing peace in African countries through research projects, training workshops and seminars. He’s also a guest researcher at the Geneva Institute for Human Rights and the Institute for Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding (ICP) in Bern/Switzerland.

Maria Sandra Mariani

Maria Sandra Mariani is an Italian from the village of San Casciano Val di Pesa near Florence. Maria was abducted in 2011 while in Algeria near the area of Alidena, about 130 km south of Djanet, the main town in south-eastern Algeria. She was kidnapped by Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb in Algeria and released in Burkina Faso after 14 months in captivity in the Sahara desert.

Maria Sandra Mariani is an Italian from the village of San Casciano Val di Pesa near Florence. Maria was abducted in 2011 while in Algeria near the area of Alidena, about 130 km south of Djanet, the main town in south-eastern Algeria. She was kidnapped by Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb in Algeria and released in Burkina Faso after 14 months in captivity in the Sahara desert.

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