Webinar on Sahelian Insecurities & Opportunities

On Thursday 27 January 15.00-18.00, a Round-Table on Political Stakes, Community Conflicts, and Citizen Mobilisations is co-organized by the Forum for Africa Studies at Uppsala University, the Laboratoire d'Anthropologie Comparative, Engagée et Transnationale (LACET), and the Mande Studies Association (MANSA).

The round-table is a timely event to listen to, and discuss with, scholars to better understand what is currently going on, particularly in Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger.

Since a decade the Sahel region is in a sociopolitical and security turmoil with escalating terrorist attacks, deadly violence, community conflicts, and national political crises, including coups d’état. Multiple insecurities are framing the understanding of the region. Yet citizen mobilizations and popular struggles for change are also part of what is currently going on. Hence, alongside with understanding current insecurities, this round-table explores opportunities in the Sahel. Participants are scholars with long-term research on the ground.

Chair: Sten Hagberg
Participants: Diana Ayeh, Virginie Baudais, Ludovic O. Kibora, Yaouaga Félix Koné, Mariame Sidibé, and Aly Tounkara

The Webinar is open to the public, and is free of charge. No registration is required. The Webinar will benefit from simultaneous French-English Translation.

More info here



Above from left: Yaouaga Félix Koné, Diana Ayeh, Mariame Sidibé, and Ludovic Kibora. Below from left: Sten Hagberg, Aly Tounkara, and Virgine Baudais. Most welcome

Please view the recordings from the webinar here!

Presentations by Virginie Baudais, Ludovic O. Kibora and Yaouaga Félix Koné


Presentations by Mariame Sidibé and Aly Toungara


Discussion Part 1


Discussion Part 2






Webinar on 27 Jan 2022. More info, click on the image.

Tentative Programme

Thursday 27 January 2022, 15:00-18.00 CET 

Join: https://uu-se.zoom.us/j/68081460363
Meeting ID: 680 8146 0363

  • 15:00: Zoom in: Technical introduction to the programme & translation services: Oulia Makkonen

  • 15:10: Welcome: Véronique Simon

  • 15:15: Introductory Remarks: Sten Hagberg

  • 15:30: Presentations by Round-table Participants: Diana Ayeh, Virginie Baudais, Ludovic Kibora, Yaouaga Félix Koné, Mariame Sidibé, and Aly Tounkara

  • 16.30: Break

  • 16.50: General Discussion

  • 16.40: Final words by Round-Table Participants

  • 17.50: Closing Remarks: Sten Hagberg

  • 18.00: End of Round-Table