North and West Africa: Competing and Connecting Challenges in an Unstable Region
Yasmine Praz Dessimoz, Head of Region for North and West Africa, International Committee of the Red Cross
Chair: Jon Marks, Associate Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House
Transnational factors in North and West Africa such as organized crime, the narcotics trade, and small arms proliferation continue to fuel instability and present increasingly complex challenges for governments in the region, the international community and humanitarian organizations on the ground.
Yasmine Praz Dessimoz will discuss these challenges that compete for attention and resources and yet are interconnected, and highlight the role of humanitarian agencies in these fragile states.