Peace and Security Centre of Competence Sub-Saharan Africa

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Dialogues about Security Challenges in the Sahelo-Saharan Region

What is the idea behind this project?

Drawing on the lessons learned from the recurrence of crises and the persistence of conflicts in the sub-region due to the inability of states to establish lasting stability and security, the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung has initiated a project entitled "Security Dialogues in the Sahel-Sahara region: Rethinking the Security in the sub-region" promoting national and sub-regional dialogue on hybrid and cross-border security issues and challenges as well as the interdependencies between North and West Africa.


New Approaches to Collective Security

In many African countries violent conflict determines the socio-political agenda

There is no doubt that in many African countries violent conflict represents a major political and social challenge. Despite their differing constellations, what these conflicts have in common is poor governance and its concomitant side-effects, ranging from corruption and oppression, challenged legitimacies to poor socio-economic participation: Favouring a spiral of violence and subsequent conflicts. At the same time, the nature of the conflicts is ever-changing.


Security for All

The regional project Security for All aims at contributing to actions and institutions ensuring that security provision is more accountable, responsive and equitable to the security needs of the population. Civil societies’ participation in processes of Security Sector Governance and Reform shall be strengthened.



Tuesday, 14.05.2024 - Wednesday, 15.05.2024 - Dakar - Senegal | New Approaches to Collective Security | Event

From 14th to 15th May 2024, the fifth Sahel-Sahara Dialogue regional conference was held in Dakar (Senegal), organized by the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung…


Thursday, 28.03.2024 - PSCC Talk - Zoom | New Approaches to Collective Security | Event

As part of its virtual conferences known as "PSCC Talk", the Peace and Security Competence Centre Sub-Saharan Africa of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation…



23.05.2024 | Analytical note | Publication

The decision by Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger to withdraw from ECOWAS represents a major strategic shift in this decade. The creation of the Alliance…


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The idea of placing people rather than states at the centre of peace support operations, and prioritising human security during military interventions…



The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Peace and Security Centre of Competence is established in a francophone country (Senegal), most of the press articles related to its activites are in French. In oder to respect the conformity of press articles published by the authors, the FES PSCC does not carry out a translation in English.

Thus, we invite our visitors to refer to the French website for the press articles in French.


Links & Blogroll

Links & Blogroll

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