Institute for Security Studies (ISS)
The Institute for Security Studies (ISS) is a leading African organisation that enhances human security to enable sustainable development and economic prosperity in Africa. It works across the continent, doing authoritative research, providing expert policy advice and delivering practical training and technical assistance.
The ISS is hosting a seminar under the theme ‘Can Development Enhance Peace and Resilience in West Africa’ on 26 August 2016 in Nairobi, Kenya.
The problem of violent extremism is acute in West Africa and has sparked a security response that is unlikely to counter the phenomenon. Proactive approaches that prioritise development and the building of inclusive and resilient societies should be part of the solution.
At the Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI) Summit, this side event will assess whether such interventions can address the region’s security challenges and contribute to achieving peace.
Chair: Iimura Tsutomu, Resident Representative, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Côte d’Ivoire
- William Assanvo, Senior Researcher, ISS Dakar;
- Michiko Miyamoto Furata, JICA Programme Coordinator in Mali;
- Lori-Anne Théroux-Bénoni, Director, ISS Dakar;
- Tomoko Akane, Ambassador for the International Judicial Cooperation, Attorney, Office of the Supreme Prosecutor's Public Office, Japan
- Mamadou Egnes Traoré, former minister of civil service and state reform, Mali
- Ousmane Moussa, Technical Advisor, Education Unit in the Office of the Presidency of the Republic, Niger
- Babacar Seck, Director, Centre for Professional Training and Technology, Senegal
- Gbala Gnato, Advisor, General Directorate of Decentralisation and Local Development, Ministry of Interior and Security, Côte d'Ivoire
This event is made possible with support from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). The ISS is also grateful for support from the other members of the ISS Partnership Forum: the Hanns Seidel Foundation and the governments of Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the United States of America.
Time: 16h00 - 19h00
For more information, refer to www.issafrica.org/events/can-development-enhance-peace-and-resilience-in-west-africa.