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Impact of COVID-19 in Central Sahel

This Policy Paper analyzes the impact of COVID-19 on Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso and highlights that COVID-19 is not a direct cause of disruption, but a major health crisis that adds to the existing humanitarian, security, and governance crises. Th…

Flood Risk Mitigation in Niger Delta Region: Strategies for Protecting Buildings and Properties

Flood-proofing does not guarantee that Mother Nature would not prevail in the event of a flood. However, a well-though-out flood mitigation plan in combination with property-flood insurance will significantly reduce the risk of flood damage for prop…

Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience Building by Rural Women in the Niger Delta Communities: The Case of Delta State

Historically speaking, women have played key roles in the struggle for environmental justice and sustainable development in the Niger Delta region. As the most vulnerable group to the impacts of climate change, many rural women in the Niger Delta ar…

Susceptibility of Women and Children to Induced Infectious Disease Incidents due to Climate Change in the Niger Delta Communities

Climate change has become a major global challenge. Human health is profoundly affected by climate change and its associated impacts. Altered patterns of rainfall and increased frequency of extreme weather events have been known to influence the inc…

Niger Profile on Tobacco Taxation: Adopt a more Effective Taxation and better Inform Tobacco Products Prevalence

Smoking is a pandemic that will cause 10 million deaths in 2030 of which 70% in developing countries if nothing is done. To curb this trend, the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control was set up in 2005 with a set of monitoring indicators to assess…

Implication of COVID-19 for Peace and Security in the Lake Chad Basin Region

The Lake Chad Basin Region (LCBR), which basically consists of fringe territories in Nigeria, Niger, Chad and Cameroon, is notoriously fragile and highly unstable. The region is largely characterised by violent extremism and cross-border crimes. Wit…

Who Wants COVID-19 Vaccination? In 5 West African Countries, Hesitancy is High, Trust Low

Although Africa has so far been spared the massive COVID-19 death tolls experienced in some other regions, health officials are urgently advising African leaders to launch mass vaccination campaigns. The World Health Organization reports that countr…

Niger Conflict Insights

Niger is grappling with violent extremism and trans-boundary crimes which are cross-cutting security concerns shared with its neighbours including Mali, Nigeria, Libya, Algeria, Burkina Faso and Benin. Niger has historically had consistent mining re…

Tillabéri Region, Niger: Concerning Cycle of Attrocities

Tillabéri region of Niger is witnessing unprecedented level of ethnic-based violence. The January 2 massacre caught the national and international actors’ attention, however; the event was preventable. Accessing communities through ethnically charge…

South Western Niger: Preventing a New Insurrection

Under the influence of gangs operating out of Nigeria, banditry is spreading in southwestern Niger. Along a border strip stretching between the Nigerien towns of Maradi and Dogondoutchi (or Doutchi), armed bandits have stolen entire herds and kidnap…

Sud-ouest du Niger: Prévenir un Nouveau Front Insurrectionnel / South Western Niger: Preventing a New Insurrection

Under the influence of gangs operating out of Nigeria, banditry is spreading in southwestern Niger. Along a border strip stretching between the Nigerien towns of Maradi and Dogondoutchi (or Doutchi), armed bandits have stolen entire herds and kidnap…

Agro-pastoral Mediation in the Sahel (Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Chad)

In the Sahel region, pastoral and agricultural communities live from the natural resources they share. Their way of life is now threatened by the increasing scarcity of resources due to demographic pressure, climate change, desertification and insec…

Médiation Agropastorale au Sahel (Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritanie, Niger et Tchad) / Agro-pastoral Mediation in the Sahel (Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritanie, Niger and Chad)

In the Sahel region, pastoral and agricultural communities live from the natural resources they share. Their way of life is now threatened by the increasing scarcity of resources due to demographic pressure, climate change, desertification and insec…

Working with Women to Lead Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction Initiatives in the Niger Delta Communities: The Case of CPED Project in Delta State

Typical of most communities in Nigeria, people living in rural communities of the Niger Delta rely heavily on their environment as well as the natural resource base for their livelihood. The uncertain effects of the changing climate on these invalua…

Violent Extremism in Africa: Citizen Perspectives from the Sahel Epicenter and Periphery

The Sahel is one of Africa’s most fragile regions and suffers from multiple longstanding and overlapping challenges, including entrenched poverty, underdevelopment, climate risks, and food insecurity. These chronic vulnerabilities have been exacerba…

Spillovers from Off-farm Self-employment Opportunities in Rural Niger

Agricultural households in Niger face constraints that may hinder agricultural production and threaten food security. A rural exodus is also resulting from a lack of formal and decent wage employment. The way to enhance agricultural production and…

Frontière Niger-Mali: Mettre l’outil Militaire au Service d’une Approche Politique / The Niger-Mali Border: Subordinating Military Action to a Political Strategy

Clashes along the Niger-Mali border have claimed dozens of lives over the past few months. For years, the circulation of weapons and increasing inter communal tensions have contributed to the region’s mounting insecurity. Since Mali’s 2012 crisis, j…

West Africa Insight Vol 5 No.1: Secessionist Movement

This journal comprises several articles. The first article on page 4 is titled: Biafran Separatist Agitations in Nigeria: Causes, trajectories, scenarios and the way forward by Prof. Jideofor Adibe discusses the causes of the civil war in the Republ…

Impact of Mining and Oil Boom on the Labour Market and Economic Development in Niger

This paper analyzes the impacts of mining and petroleum sector expansion on economic growth and the labour market through allocation policies. We use a static CGE (computable general equilibrium) model based on PEP 1-1 with some modifications. The…

Impact de l’essor minier et pétrolier sur le marché du travail et développement économique au Niger

This paper analyzes the impact of mining and oil sectors expansion on economic growth and labor market through allocation policies. We use a static CGE (Computable General Equilibrium) model based on PEP 1-1 with some modifications. The results sh…

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