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Toward New Strategic Approaches for Prevention and Resolution of Conflicts in African Countries
Start Date: Mar 25, 2013
End Date: Mar 27, 2013
Venue: Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso)

The main objective of the conference is to bring together African high level policy makers in charge of national security to objectively examine current security threats on the continent and frame new security vision, strategies and approaches to back up current economic and social development efforts.

The specific objectives are as follows:

  • To examine the root causes of the current challenging security threats and their impact on socio-economic development of African countries;
  • To share practical experiences and knowledge on various mechanisms and approaches for ensuring national security;
  • To work on new vision, new strategies and new approaches for ensuring sustainable national and continental security;
  • To work out ways of enhancing capacity to more effectively and efficiently handle national continental security matters;
  • To examine reforms and innovations to be considered for the improvement of national security sector;
  • To build security partnership and collaboration among African countries, in light with ongoing efforts in this area;
  • To consider the possibilities of an encompassing legal frame work on security leading to an extradition treaty that will be operational amongst all countries in the continent. With this the criminals will have no hiding places.

Website: http://www.cafrad.org
Created By: CAFRAD
Organizers: Gouvernment of Burkina Faso / CAFRAD / Hanns Seidel Foundationl / Institute for Security Studies
Participation Requirements: Open

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