The Sahelian Security College (CSS) has resumed its cycle of activities with a renewed format for both its governance and its offering of training courses. It opened its new session with a seminar on “dialogue and exchanges between citizens, security forces and judicial authorities on security challenges in the Sahel”. From 22nd to 26th May, 23 participants representing civil society, security forces and the judiciary in the five countries that make up the Sahel G5 (G5S) came together in the local government training centre in Bamako, Mali.
This seminar was organised by Civipol as part of the European project to support the efforts of the G5S countries in favour of security in the Sahel. Its aim was to encourage the participants to reflect on the security challenges in the Sahel, notably terrorism and violent extremism, but also on the most serious forms of crime, particularly against women and children.
The discussions highlighted the participants’ dual determination : first, to improve relations between citizens, security forces and the judiciaries of the G5S member states ; and second, to ensure good communication and better exchanges of information between states and between all the international partners involved.
 Burkina Faso, Mauritania, Mali, Niger, Chad.