Mapping Africa Transformations


Read in depth studies and publications.

Women and conflict

Over the last decade, conflicts have become more violent and widespread in West Africa and women and girls pay a high price

Financing for gender equality

Official development assistance (ODA) for Gender Equality in West Africa has increased in recent years

Dangerous border areas

In the past decade, one third of the incidents of political violence that have caused casualties in the region have taken place within 50-km of a land border

Gender disparities in trade networks

Women face many obstacles limiting their participation in trade including: education-related challenges, poorer access to information and markets, male-dominated distribution networks, time and mobility constraints, and greater difficulties in complying with regulatory and procedural requirements

Violent extremism in the Sahara-Sahel

Numerous extremists groups are active across the Sahara-Sahel area and in the Lake Chad region

The G5 Sahel and its joint force

On 16 February 2014, the heads of state of Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger met in Nouakchott to create the G5 Sahel, a regional body designed to co-ordinate strategies and policies on defence, security, governance, infrastructure and resilience in the Sahel