Activity: IGD holds a workshop on governance and security in the Sahel

On 22 July 2023, IGD organised a workshop on security, democratisation, and elite politics in the Sahel. Bringing together over 30 academics and PhD students from Burkina Faso, the workshop was an opportunity to introduce the SDEP-Sahel project and to collect expert takes on the project’s key research questions. The workshop also included a panel discussion allowing three doctoral candidates to present their research: Abdoul Wahab Semdé (international policymaking and multidimensional crisis management in the Sahel), Boukary Kouanda (youth and political violence in Burkina Faso: the case of young people joining terrorist groups), and Ismaël Compaoré (the agenda-setting of state-armed civilians in Burkina Faso).