The African Union mission for the Sahel (MISAHEL) in Bamako hosts the Nouakchott Process Secretariat.
Date of creation
17 March 2013
The Nouakchott Process is not an organisation as such. The objective of this mechanism is to strengthen regional security cooperation and information sharing in the fight against terrorism, and the operationalisation of the African Peace and Security Architecture (APSA) in the Sahelo-Saharan region.
|2013||Creation of the Nouakchott Process|
|2014||First Nouakchott Process summit|
|2014||Adoption of the Nouakchott Declaration (First summit)|
|2018||Fifth ministerial meeting with the aim of reviving the Nouakchott Process|
|Since 2013||African Centre for the Study and Research on Terrorism (ACSRT), the Community of Sahelo-Saharan States (CEN-SAD), the Committee of Intelligence and Security Services of Africa (CISSA), ECOWAS, the AU Mission for Mali and the Sahel (MISAHEL), the North African Regional Capacity (NARC), and the Fusion and Liaison Unit (UFL), the UN (MINUSMA, the UN Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS)||All these institutions are involved in the Nouakchott Process|
Peace and security
|Intelligence and information sharing||Since 2013||Meetings of heads of Intelligence and Security
|Intelligence and information sharing||2013||Establishment of a secure communication system with the support of the Fusion and Liaison Unit (UFL) offering an interim arrangement, to extend its own system to countries of the Nouakchott Process and the African Union Mission for Mali and the Sahel (MISAHEL)|
|Capacity building||2013-2014||Workshops, training courses|
|Border management||Not implemented||Joint patrols and mixed units involving the defence and security forces of the countries of the region|