The Deteriorating Security Situation in West Africa – Understanding and Countering JNIM, ISWAP, and ISGS


Opening Remarks:

David Ibsen

Executive Director, Counter Extremism Project (CEP)

Dr. Stefan Friedrich

Head of the Department Sub-Saharan Africa, Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS)


Development of al-Qaeda in the Western Sahel Region and Current Operational Capabilities of JNIM

Bakary Sambe

Director of the Timbuktu Institute-African Center for Peace Studies (Dakar, Niamey), founder of the Observatory of Religious Radicalisms and Conflicts in Africa

Ambassador Edmund Fitton-Brown

Member of the advisory board of the Counter Extremism Project (CEP) and former Coordinator of the ISIL, Al-Qaeda and Taliban Monitoring Team, United Nations Security Council

Status of ISWAP and ISGS in West Africa and Sahel

Dr. Kwesi Aning

Professor and Director, Faculty of Academic Affairs and Research, Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre, Accra, Ghana.

Pieter Van Ostaeyen

CEP Project Analyst, PhD candidate Katholieke Universiteit Leuven


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