Promoting inclusive peace, security and development in the Sahel

The role of women and communities in the media, dialogue initiatives and the security sector in Central Mali and beyond

Given the structural inequalities and increasing insecurity plaguing the Sahel, rural populations are the most affected by the lack of development and services. Local communities, particularly women and girls, face specific challenges such as lack of basic social services and limited access to water and food. This is particularly true in central Mali. Stabilising the Sahel has become a priority of the EU’s cooperation. The European Consensus on Development points to the need to ensure that social objectives are fully integrated with security and development objectives. This session will highlight the promotion of community dialogue, gender equality and inclusiveness through dialogue. Trust-building measures can help empower local populations and strengthen their resilience to conflict.
The session will be held in French. 
With the support of the Belgian Ministry for Foreign Affairs. 

Organised by


Nona Deprez
Head of Unit
European Commission - Service for Foreign Policy Instrument
Nene Konate
Executive Director
Malian Institute of Action Research for Peace
Julien Bouzon
Team Leader - Governance and Economics
EU Delegation To Mali
Mouhamadou Toure
Studio Tamani
Jean-Herve Jezequel
Project Director
International Crisis Group