Briefing Paper

Rethinking Border Management Strategies in West Africa : Experience from the Sahel

“This Policy Brief discusses border management challenges in light of the Mali and Sahel crises.It argues for documentation of existing national strategies on border management and their alignment into an ECOWAS strategy. These strategies, when enforced, will be critical in addressing border insecurity issues in the subregion, particularly in the wake of the Sahel experience. “