Institut Royal des Etudes Stratégiques
What innovative strategies for addressing Africa’s structural development challenges

The Royal Institute for Strategic Studies (IRES) organized, on 15 May 2017, an international meeting on the theme "What innovative strategies for addressing Africa's structural development challenges". Attended by senior officials and experts from African think tanks, the meeting comes under the framework of IRES 2018 Strategic Report, devoted to the autonomous development of Africa.

Discussions focused on structural challenges facing Africa as part of its economic, social and environmental development process. Other important issues were examined such as the positioning of Africa on the global geopolitical and geo-economic scene and the security threats affecting the stability of some countries on the continent.

Alongside the analysis of Africa's current and future situation, some elements of reflection, in terms of innovative strategies adjusted to African realities, have been developed with a view to unleashing the potential of Africa, accelerating its hike towards progress and development and enabling the continent to master its own destiny.

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8.45
ACCUEIL DES PARTICIPANTS
9.00
– Mot d’ouverture de M. Mohammed Tawfik MOULINE,
Directeur Général de l’Institut Royal des Etudes Stratégiques

9.45
Modérateur : Saïd MOUFTI
Directeur de Recherche, Coordinateur du Programme
« Relations Extérieures du Maroc »

LES DEFIS D’ORDRE ECONOMIQUE ET SOCIAL :

Nicholas OZOR,
Directeur Exécutif, African Technology Policy Studies Network, Kenya

Said DKKHISSI,
Economiste, Ancien doyen à la FSEJS Rabat-Souissi

Muhammed ADEKUNLE YUSUF,
Research fellow, Center for the Study of the Economies of Africa, Nigeria

10.45
DEBAT

11.15
LES DEFIS D’ORDRE ENVIRONNEMENTAL

Alex BENKENSTEIN,
Directeur de programme, South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA)

Abdellatif KHATTABI,
Expert des questions environnementales, Chercheur associé à l’IRES

12.15
DEBAT

13.00
DEJEUNER

14.30
LES DEFIS D’ORDRE GEOPOLITIQUE ET SECURITAIRE

Alioune SALL,
Directeur exécutif de l’Institut des futurs africains

Hassan SAOUDI,
Expert des questions sécuritaires, Chercheur associé à l’IRES

Zakaria ABOUDDAHAB,
Professeur universitaire, Chercheur associé à l’IRES

15.30
DEBAT

16.30
MOT DE CLOTURE