12.01.2024

Crisis in West Africa: Challenges and Opportunities on the Road to a New Model for Democracy and Regional Cooperation

From 29 to 30 November 2023, the Peace and Security Competence Center Sub-Saharan Africa office organized a regional workshop on the theme: "Crisis in West Africa: Challenges and Opportunities on the Road to a New Model for Democracy and Regional Cooperation." The workshop was attended by fifteen university participants, researchers, civil society actors and experts, specialists in questions of democracy, governance, constitutionalists and specialists in electoral, institutional and security issues from Mali, Burkina, Niger, Senegal, Benin, Guinea and Côte d’Ivoire.

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The workshop provided a forum for high-level discussions between actors from a variety of backgrounds to discuss the issues of democracy, the rule of law, and regional integration in West Africa.

This symbiosis provided an opportunity to examine and compare current experiences, the multifaceted crises that are sweeping the sub-region, and the challenges that need to be met in order to stabilize the sub-region and overcome its fragility, with a view to building long-term democratic models that reflect the needs of the people, their history and the geopolitical issues of the day, as well as the issue of regional integration.

Significant strides could be made towards the achievement of those goals by implementing the foregoing recommendations and taking into account the lessons learned over the past two decades with regard to the consolidation of democracy and good governance in West Africa.

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