New “Partnerships for Africa and the Mediterranean”

By   /  12 February 2017   

IMG-20170212-WA0022The Religion & Security Council (RSC) participated in the 8th edition of the Marrakech Security Forum (MSF), the leading security event in Africa, organized by the Centre Marocain des Études Strategique (CMES) on February 10-11, 2017. MSF proceedings offered a unique opportunity to encounter and exchange views for over 200 policy makers, civilian and military officials, representatives from international organizations, experts and professionals from Africa, the Middle East, Europe, United States and Asia.

In this context, RSC Chairman Emiliano Stornelli and RSC Senior Advisor Amb. Mohamed El Nokaly established partnership relations with prominent think-tank organizations based in different African countries, starting with CMES, MSF promoter, headed by President Prof. Mohammed Benhammou. CMES and RSC signed a Partnership for Africa & the Mediterranean with the aim to support North-South and South-South cooperation in addressing the challenges and threats that interconnect the African-Mediterranean space.

Major attention will be devoted to

–  The fight against extremism, radicalization and terrorism;IMG-20170212-WA0031

–  Interreligious dialogue, and the prevention of religious and ethnic conflicts;

–  Border security and the implementation of the rule of law;

–  The empowerment of the civil society, youth and women;

–  Economic and labor insecurity, food and water scarcity;

–  Climate change and environmental issues as instability multipliers;

–  Population displacement, migration crisis, refugee and humanitarian emergencies.

Along the same lines, RSC has entered into partnership with the

– Centre Tchadien des Études Strategique et Analyses Perspective (CETES), President Dr. Zakaria Ousman Ramadane;

– International Training and Research Institute for Peace and Security (ITRIPS), President Dr. John Godonou Dossou, Benin;

– Frontline Consult Cooperative (FCC), active in Kenya, Somalia, and Somaliland, President Ms. Rahma Dualeh;

– Société africaine de géopolitique et des études stratégiques (SAGES), President Prof. Manasse Aboya Endong, Cameroun.

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