An active and coordinated response is necessary to fight COVID-19
OPTIMISTIC FOR THE SAHEL
Despite its enormous potential and abundant resources, the Sahel region still faces multiple challenges that hinder its progress towards peace and sustainable development.
The State, civil society , regional and international partners, each one has a critical role to play in this long-term undertaking. Looking at the region objectively enables us to grasp the extent of the challenges, their tenacity and their complexity.
Two major countries in West Africa and the Sahel conducted peaceful presidential elections, despite a postponement of the election date in one and some incidents in the other. These countries are Senegal and Nigeria.
The issue #7 of UNOWAS E-Magazine focuses on the question of impunity, access to justice and human rights, subject of a regional conference we organized with our partners as well as on a UNOWAS study on pastoralism and security in West Africa and the Sahel.
This sixth issue of UNOWAS Magazine is a special edition devoted to the regional colloquium on “Challenges and prospects of political reforms in West Africa in 2015-2017,” which was organized by UNOWAS in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, from 26 to 27 March 2018.