Institut Royal des Etudes Stratégiques
Issues and challenges of the security situation in ...

As part of its permanent mission of strategic watch, dedicated, among other things, to the monitoring and analysis of security situation in sub -Saharan neighborhood, IRES organized March 28, 2014, in collaboration with the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, Office of Morocco, a seminar on " Issues and challenges of the security situation in Africa for regional and international cooperation: what role of Morocco ? ".

Facilitated by Moroccan and European experts of geopolitical and security issues, the seminar was devoted to the discussion of recent developments of the situation in the Sahel after the military intervention in Mali and the assessment of the effectiveness of regional and international cooperation mechanisms at work in order to curb the terrorist threat in the region as well as the role played by Morocco in this regard.

During this seminar, a special session was organized to deepen the reflection on the keys to comprehend the crisis in the Central African Republic and the risks involved in terms of spreading instability to other neighboring countries.

The discussions at the seminar highlighted the need to promote a holistic and multidimensional approach for the prevention and resolution of conflicts affecting some sensitive areas of Africa, in order to fight effectively against the root causes of insecurity and instability and to release, ultimately, the overall development potential of the continent

8.45
ACCUEIL DES PARTICIPANTS

9.00
SESSION D’OUVERTURE

-Mot d’introduction de Mohammed Tawfik MOULINE, Directeur Général de l’Institut Royal des Etudes Stratégiques
-Intervention de Helmut REIFELD, Représentant Résident de la Fondation Konrad Adenauer au Maroc

9.30
SESSION 1 : SITUATION SECURITAIRE AU SAHEL APRES L’INTERVENTION MILITAIRE AU MALI

Modérateur : Ellinor ZEINO
Coordinatrice de Projets, Fondation Konrad Adenauer- Bureau du Maroc
Markus Christian NOLTE, Capitaine de frégate, Ministère Fédéral de la Défense, Allemagne
Abdelhak BASSOU, Expert des questions sécuritaires
Hassan SAOUDI, Expert des questions sécuritaires
Djalil LOUANASS, Professeur-universitaire, Al AKHAWYNE University

10.30
DEBAT

11.15
SESSION 2 : LA COOPERATION REGIONALE ET INTERNATIONALE EN AFRIQUE A L’EPREUVE DES NOUVEAUX DEFIS SECURITAIRES : CONTRIBUTION DU MAROC

Modérateur : Said MOUFTI
Directeur de Recherche, Coordinateur du Programme d’études « Relations Extérieures du Maroc »
Abderrahim KADMIRI, Directeur Général de l’Agence Marocaine de coopération Internationale
Noureddine SEFIANI, Expert des questions régionales, ancien Ambassadeur
Youssef SLAOUI, Ministère des Affaires Etrangères et de la Coopération
Mehdi BENNANI, Direction Générale de la Sûreté Nationale

12.00
DEBAT
13.00
DEJEUNER

SESSION SPECIALE: CRISE EN REPUBLIQUE CENTRAFRICAINE

14.45

Modérateur : Nacer BENJELLOUN TOUIMI
Coordinateur du projet d’études « Relations Internationales du Maroc » à l’IRES, ancien Ambassadeur
Ellen WASILYNA, Présidente du Conseil des Experts et de l’OBGMS (France)
Khalid CHEGRAOUI, Professeur-Chercheur, Institut des Etudes Africaines

15.30
DEBAT

16.15
MOT DE CLOTURE