ISPRIC Culture, Science and Sports Week: 6th edition on “Non-violent Strategies for Solving Security Challenges in the Sahel”

Yesterday, Tuesday, January 17, 2023, the sixth cultural edition was inaugurated at the Institute of Political Science, International Relations and Communication (ISPRIC) under the chairmanship of the representative of the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Idrissa Kantao. Scientific and sports week of the institute called “Difficult week”. It was in the presence of the guest of honor of the publication, Chen Zhihang, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Mali; Me Demba Traoré, president of the Ispric orientation committee; Dr. Mohamed Gakou, CEO of ISPRIC; a number of other personalities, parents, students and partners.

This publication is filed under “Nonviolent Strategies for Addressing Security Challenges in the Sahel.” “Difficult Week”, according to the scientific committee of Ispric, aims to bring together and promote interaction and thinking between academics and practitioners around key topics. In short, it is intended as a framework for thinking (negotiations, current strategies, perspectives) around security challenges in the Sahel and alternative solutions to end the crisis.

The findings by Mamadou B. Tangara, the spokesperson of the scientific committee, have been rocked by a multidimensional crisis that has dominated the security aspect of the Sahel for nearly a decade. According to him, our states facing this chaos, including our regional and international partners, are having difficulty finding an adequate strategy. According to a study by the Institute for Security Studies (ESS), Tangara adds, military response dominates the strategies adopted by states, thus all other alternatives to end the crisis fall into the background. In these years of conflict between conventional armies, terrorists and antagonistic communities, Mamadou B. Tangara regrets, the facts are terrible. Tangara says the result has been tens of thousands of deaths, millions of people displaced and unprecedented food shortages. And to continue that the situation is particularly alarming in the Liptako-Gourma region, where the porous borders of Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso meet. ” In one year, from January 2020 to January 2021, this crisis took about 6,500 victims in these countries. Today, these three border regions are considered the epicenter of the regional humanitarian crisis, with the number of people in need increasing rapidly from 7 million in 2019 to 10.8 million in 2012. Tangara appeared. And it should be added that observations improve because military strategy has shown its limits. ” It is time to evaluate other options, other strategies. This result is not new, the medicine is known, the prescription is given, the problem is in management mode. Based on these observations about the limits of a military solution, ISPRIC decided to deploy these 6.c published under the above topic he says. According to the spokesperson of the ISPRIC scientific committee, this publication aims to be a framework for thinking (negotiations, current strategies, perspectives) around the security challenges in the Sahel, thereby highlighting alternative solutions to end the crisis. The Challenging Week, according to Mamadou Tangara, enables the promotion of knowledge sharing and exchanges between researchers, professionals, actors and learners; facilitate access to quality scientific information; to encourage learners to better adapt the problems of developments and thus encourage active participation in public debates; to inform learners about scientific culture and current issues, to stimulate learners’ interest, curiosity and, if possible, to awaken occupations; to nurture our traditional values ​​through cultural activities; promoting integration through the meeting of students from different countries; facilitating exchanges between learners through cultural, scientific and sporting activities.

Its perfection Chen Zhihang said that he was honored to be the guest of honor of these 6c Hard Week edition. He applauded ISPRIC for this great initiative to train young people in Mali. ” I am happy with the invitations made by the participants in the direction of peace, peace that is very important in the world. Youth is the hope of a country. ISPRIC is therefore the hope of the country. I congratulate ISPRIC for this. I urge the youth to work especially to help the development of the country. In four decades, China has reached 2c the economic power of the world, largely due to the work done by young people “said the diplomat. Like him, Idrissa Kantao also invited young people to study. Finally, he added that ISPRIC is a hope for Mali, especially for the higher education department.

Several activities are planned for this Challenging Week 2023. We have pleas, skits, parades, dances, football matches and Yoga sessions. Also “Security problems in the Sahel, root causes, analysis of implemented strategies” and “Security problems in the Sahel: what peaceful solutions?” Subtopics have panels. ; “Security problems in the Sahel: contribution of the scientific world?”, “Security problems in Mali: causes, problems and solutions”.

The first panel entitled “Security problems in the Sahel, root causes, analysis of implemented strategies” was attended by security expert Baba Dakono; I am Demba Traore; Mrs. Sina Damba, former minister and CNT member.

Hadama B. FOFANA

Source: Lerepublicainmal

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