This project aims to address the underlying factors of Mali's recent crisis, which, if not addressed, will continue to fuel instability and a recurrence of the conflict in the country.
While a lot has been achieved in Mali since the crisis in 2012, local people are frustrated about the lack of progress towards addressing development concerns and priorities, and about the lack of engagement of local community leaders in discussions related to post-conflict recovery and reconstruction.
Posted on 23 March 2015
This project aims to contribute to a more comprehensive and lasting peace process in Mali by increasing understanding of the impact that crime and trafficking have on its implementation.
Illegal trade in drugs, weapons and goods, and people trafficking across the Sahel, has been a powerful dynamic in the formation of armed groups in northern Mali. The implementation of the peace agreement is a critical opportunity to address this issue head on. The failure to do so would likely threaten the sustainability of the process.
Posted on 08 December 2015