Open Sessions

SOU 11 - Cross-border cooperation and security: the case of Dendi Ganda (Nigeria, Niger and Benin), Liptako Gourma (Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger)

20 Nov

20 November

14:30 to 17:30

Venue: Essaouira

LEAD ORGANIZER

Laboratoire Citoyennetés

Tel: (226) 25 36 90 47

Email: ace.recit(at)fasonet.bf

Web: http://www.labocitoyennetes.org

ASSOCIATE ORGANIZER

West African Economic and Monetary Union

Tel: +226 25 31 88 73

Email: commission@uemoa.int

Web: http://www.uemoa.int/en

PRESENTATION OF THE SESSION

Faced with the security threat, the States' offer is proving insufficient and inappropriate. Thus, new social demands but also local initiatives (Koogl-Wéogo, Dendakoye, Doozo, Rougas, etc.) have emerged as endogenous offers in terms of security. But these responses are not always well structured and in line with state rules. Hence the urgent need to work on matching demand and security supply by relying on the local level. Cross-border cooperation can therefore be a means of creating the conditions for better coordination and pooling of efforts between endogenous initiatives and institutional responses in the field of security. The LC has undertaken to open fruitful debates in order to come up with proposals to meet the challenge from the local level, including cross-border cooperation mechanisms, initiatives led by local actors (elected officials, associations, Security Force, etc.) and involving the populations whose collaboration is essential in the fight against terrorism and insecurity. Based on the experiences in the two cross-border areas, the Session aims to reflect on alternatives to the ineffectiveness of public security provision through cross-border cooperation initiatives. The objective of the session is:
  1. Open a fruitful debate on the possible contributions of cross-border local actors in the fight against insecurity in all its forms;
  2. Share experiences of several cross-border security cooperation initiatives;
  3. Make proposals for a better anchoring and appropriation of security policies involving the carriers of endogenous initiatives.

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