The growing crisis in the Sahel: An APPG Africa briefing
10:00 am - 11:00 am
With UK troops due to deploy before the end of the year to the region of which the UN Humanitarian Chief warned ‘nothing scares me more’, this briefing in partnership with Crisis Action will inform Parliamentarians and participants about the growing crisis in the Sahel region of Africa (particularly Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger), the risks it poses, and what the UK can do about it. The panel will include experts with a focus on the security, human rights and humanitarian aspects of the crisis, including voices from leading organisations working on the ground. Following the panel there will be an opportunity for discussion and Q&A.
Chair: Lord McConnell, Vice Chair of the APPG for Africa
– Niagalé Bagayoko, Chair, African Security Sector Network
– Maureen Magee, Regional Director, Central and West Africa, Norwegian Refugee Council
– Ousmane Diallo, West Africa Researcher, Amnesty International
– Alex Vines, Director for the African Programme at Chatham House