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Congresswoman Karen Bass

Representing the 37th District of California

Africa Policy Breakfast - Understanding the Sahel: Politics, Security and Development

Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 8:00am
US Capitol Visitor Center
Room HVC 201 A/B
Washington, DC 20515
United States

The Sahel region in Africa has faced a range of interconnected challenges including extreme poverty, food insecurity, high unemployment, and weak institutions. These socioeconomic challenges have been increasingly exploited by criminal and terrorist groups throughout the region and thus, we are faced with the pressing evaluation of policy. Should security be prioritized over development? Is there a way to find a balance between the two?

Please join the Congressional Black Caucus Foreign Affairs & National Security Task Force for a spirited discussion on the future of politics, security and development in the Sahel region. 

Please see the list of panelists and moderators below:

  • Moderator: Vivian Lowery Derryck, CEO, The Bridges Institute
  • H.E. Mr. Seydou Kabore, Ambassador of Burkina Faso
  • Kamissa Camara, Africa Director, PartnersGlobal & Founder, Sahel Strategy Forum
  • Linda Etim, Former Assistant Administrator for Africa, USAID

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