Ornella Moderan

Institute for Security Studies (ISS), Head of Sahel Programme

Ornella Moderan works with the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) as Sahel Programme Head, based in Bamako. A committed advocate for human security and inclusive governance, she has over 10 years of experience working on conflict prevention, electoral administration, security sector reform and humanitarian relief in West Africa and the Sahel. She holds a Master’s degree in International Affairs from the Paris Institute of Political Sciences (Sciences Po) and additional degree in Criminology from the University of Grenoble’s faculty of law, France.

Ornella is speaking at

September 3, 2020
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online

Speakers

  • Bruno Charbonneau (Speaker) Director, Centre FrancoPaix in Conflict Resolution and Peace Mission
  • Robert Zougmoré (Speaker) Africa Program Leader, CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security
  • Catherine-Lune Grayson-Courtemanche (Speaker) Policy Advisor, International Committee of the Red Cross
  • Rachael Mcdonnell (Speaker) Strategic Program Director, IWMI
  • Rigmor Koti (Speaker) Special Representative for the Sahel, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Ornella Moderan (Speaker) Institute for Security Studies (ISS), Head of Sahel Programme

Description

The Sahel is a particular case where the interaction between climate-conflict can be strongly observed. With a high-dependence on rain-fed agriculture and livestock, climate variability, especially droughts, leave pastoralists and smallholders in this region particularly vulnerable. Moreover, the region remains fragile, embodied by factors such as weak capacity of the state, inter-group inequality and a history of violent conflict.

In this Webinar, our Guest Speakers will discuss the drivers of conflict in the Sahel, and how climate-smart interventions can help to alleviate these tensions.

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