This event starts at 09:00 (GMT)
As security incidents occur sporadically on both sides of the Senegalese-Malian border, there is growing concern that the threat from violent extremist groups may be expanding to gold-rich south-eastern Senegal.
This seminar launches the findings of a two-year research project that generated empirical data on risk factors associated with gold mining in the Kédougou and Tambacounda regions of Senegal and the role they may play in the expansion of violent extremist groups into West African littoral countries.
This event is co-hosted by Centre des Hautes Études de Défense et de Sécurité (CHEDS). Attendance is by invitation only.
Chairperson: Dr Lori-Anne Théroux-Bénoni, Regional Office for West Africa, the Sahel and the Lake Chad Basin
Opening remarks: General Mbaye Cissé, Director, CHEDS
Paulin Maurice Toupane, Senior Researcher, ISS
Cherif Sow, Research associate, ISS
Adja Khadidiatou Faye, Research officer, ISS
Aïssatou Kanté, Researcher, ISS
Saër Ndao, governor of the Kédougou region
Ahmed Diane Séméga, High Commissioner, Organisation for the Development of the Senegal River
Bakhabo Diankha, gold digger, Kédougou
Dialiba Tandian, Manager of KEOH, Kédougou