Wednesday Oct 11, 2023

Climate change and security challenges in the Sahel

West Africa and the Sahel are one of the regions where people are most affected by climate change in the world. With global warming, access to land, water, and pastures is becoming more difficult. It creates competition. It is one of the drivers of violent clashes between farmers and herders and recent research has also shown how diminishing livelihood opportunities, caused by shrinking lakes, rising sea levels and other effects of climate change, can spill over to an increase in violent extremism and terrorism. What does the situation look like at present and how can it be countered? 

In this episode discussing with us  the links between climate change and security challenges are:

Angela Muvumba Sellström, senior researcher at the Nordic Africa Institute

Ngozi Amu, Head of Research and Analysis at the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS) 

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