OASIS Founder and Program Director speak on Population and Development in the Sahel at Woodrow Wilson Center

The UN is calling the quadruple threat of famine in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, and Yemen, “the world’s largest crisis since 1945.” But parts of the African Sahel could be heading for an even bigger catastrophe in the years ahead. The window of opportunity for a much-needed push in foreign assistance to address population, security, and development trends is closing fast, say some experts.

OASIS Founders Malcolm Potts and Alisha Graves, OASIS Program Director Nouhou Abdoul Moumouni and colleagues from our French partner Fondation Ferdi, gave a series of presentations on demographic projections, the link between security and development, and how strategic international aid can help shape the future of the Sahel. Talks were hosted by the U.S. State Dept., the World Bank, the National Defense University and the Woodrow Wilson Center. Watch the webcast from the Woodrow Wilson Center here