Andrew Lebovich, Policy Fellow, ECFR
Heike Thiele, Director for Civilian Crisis Prevention and Stabilisation, Federal Foreign Office (TBC)
Denis Tull, Africa and Middle East Fellow, SWP
Theodore Murphy, Africa Programme Director, ECFR
In the past several years, Germany has repeatedly expressed its strong commitment to stabilisation in the Sahel, and pushed for approaches encouraging political reform and improvements in governance and in internal security provision in the region. However, ongoing insecurity and international critiques of European approaches in the region show the need for continued rebalancing in international approaches. This panel will examine Germany’s approaches to stabilisation in the Sahel and how new approaches and policies could help improve the region’s tumultuous conflicts and political uncertainty.