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April 16, 2021

Général Lamine Cissé Day

Colloquium on "Integrity, Ethics and Good Governance for Peace and Security"

The DCAF is partnering with Partners West Africa - Senegal (PWA - Senegal) in the organization of the symposium on "Integrity, Ethics and Good Governance for Peace and Security".



April 19, 2021 will mark the second anniversary of the death of General Lamine Cissé, a personality renowned both in West Africa and internationally for his commitment and the great scope of the actions accomplished in the framework of his successive missions and functions in the service of peace and security, particularly in Senegal and elsewhere in Africa.

To honor his memory, report on the exemplary nature of his career and disseminate his thoughts, Partners West Africa - Senegal and DCAF organize on April 16, 2021 a day of tribute and reflection on the work and values of General Lamine Cissé that influenced political and military leaders and served as a source of inspiration to patricians and researchers involved in security sector governance, conflict management and resolution and the protection of populations. 

In order to respect the health measures, this day will take the form of a remote forum offering the public an opportunity to follow the debates and events by videoconference. This day, organized in collaboration with the Senegalese Ministry of the Armed Forces and with the support of the DCAF will be organized around three main components:

  •  Solemn opening ceremony of the Colloquium:
    • Screening of the Général Cissé’s life film: security, achievement of life
    • Presentation of the three (03) Excellence Awards for young African research
      • “Women, peace and security Prize” - 2 prizes
      • “Good governance and integrity in the reform of the security and justice sector Prize” - 1 prize 
  • An exhibition on the career of General Lamine Cissé.
  • A colloquium on the theme "Integrity, ethics and good governance in the service of peace and security". 

Scientific program:
Inaugural conference on the general theme of the Colloquium: “Integrity, ethics and good governance for peace and security”
Five simultaneous panel (choose one panel at the registration):

  • Panel 1: Roles, Responsibilities, and behavior of the military in democratic elections in Africa
  • Panel 2: Democratic governance of the security sector
  • Panel 3: Training for civil and military actors in the security system: leadership, competence and commitment
  • Panel 4: The place and role of diplomacy in promoting peace and security
  • Panel 5: Collaboration between the Defense and Security Forces and civil-military relations to better manage security in the Sudano-Sahelian region.

To register in advance for this virtual event, click here  

Download the scientific programme