Promoting inclusive peace, security and development in the Sahel

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

Fondation Hirondelle,  Interpeace and DG DEVCO are proud to take part in the 2019 edition of the European Development Days (EDD), with the support of the Belgian Ministry for Foreign Affairs. Organized by the European Commission, the EDD brings the development community together each year to share ideas and experiences in ways that inspire new partnerships and innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges.

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. Stabilizing 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 panel event will take place on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 – 10:45 to 12:00.


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


Go to event page on European Development Days Website