Conference Report

Conference Report: Saharan Crossroads: Views from the South

Thursday, August 18th, 2011

This second conference with the theme of “Saharan Crossroads: Views from the South” brought together delegates and participants from many of the countries bordering the Greater Sahara from Morocco and Algeria in the North, to Mauritania, Senegal and Mali in the West, and other countries south of the Sahara including, Cameroon, Nigeria and Ghana, even South Africa. Up to thirty-six participants including academics, students, artists, professionals, NGO workers and policy-makers as well as participants from the US and several European countries such England, France and Belgium travelled to Niamey to exchange their thoughts about the Saharan-Sahelo world and its environs. The event brought into contact scholars and professionals of West Africa and North Africa, most of whom were visiting the region for the very first time.

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Communique of the Regional Workshop on Agriculture and Pastoralist Conflicts in the ECOWAS Sub-Region

Monday, March 7th, 2011

As part of its mission of collaborative peacebuilding, the West Africa Network for Peacebuilding (WANEP) organised a regional workshop at the PACIFIC hotel in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso on 22 and 23 February 2011. After two days of discussions and exchange of experiences, the 50 participants from Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Mali, Niger, Nigeria and Togo developed mechanisms and solutions for sustainable and more effective actions, and identified the different actors and organisations for the implementation of the actions. (via Pambazuka News)

via Pambazuka News:
http://www.pambazuka.org/images/articles/519/Communiqu%C3%A9%20-%20Agropastoralist%20workshop.pdf

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Report from ‘Saharan Crossroads: Views from the North’

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

From the American Institute for Maghrib Studies:

The AIMS Annual Conference had many firsts this year. It was our first collaborative effort as we paired with our sister ORC the West African Rearch Association, WARA. It was the first conference where we received over 100 proposals, and it was our first three-day event. We had noteable attendees including Mary Ellen Lane, CAORC director, and our first Donna Lee Bowen Travel Awardee, Tara Deubel. Her research interests are highlighted in the latest AIMS newsletter, which you all should have received, and it is also available online on the AIMS website. Also on the website are the final conference program and a compilation of presenter absracts.

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