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Finding a Path Through Quagmire: Humanitarian Access and Coordination in the Sahel [Video]

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Finding a Path Through Quagmire: Humanitarian Access and Coordination in the Sahel

In the Sahel states of Mali, Niger, and Burkina Faso, a nearly decade-long insurgency undermines regional security and continues to cause widespread humanitarian need. Despite significant international support, the Sahel crisis continues to intensify leaving 15 million people in need of humanitarian assistance. Response capabilities are limited by state-level instabilities which have worsened civilian access to essential services, restricted humanitarian access, and undermined the capabilities of long-standing strategic military partnerships. The Sahel has also become an experimental arena for the implementation of the ‘Triple Nexus’ approach to address humanitarian, development, and peacebuilding needs simultaneously. As a theoretical framework, this approach has inspired optimism for offering new solutions to old challenges by enhancing sectoral collaboration. Yet, implementation in the Sahel has been challenged by the complexity of the security situation and a disconnect between the ambitions of the triple nexus concept and the operational environment for humanitarian actors.

Please join the CSIS Humanitarian Agenda, and the CSIS Africa Program for the launch of the report, Finding a Path Through Quagmire – Humanitarian Access and Coordination in the Sahel. The event will be introduced by Jacob Kurtzer, Director and Senior Fellow of the CSIS Humanitarian Agenda, and moderated by Mvemba Phezo Dizolele, Director and Senior Fellow of the CSIS Africa Program. The panel discussion will reflect on the challenges to and opportunities for improving humanitarian outcomes in the Sahel.
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In the Sahel states of Mali, Niger, and Burkina Faso, a nearly decade-long insurgency undermines regional security and continues to cause widespread humanitarian need. Despite significant international support, the Sahel crisis continues to intensify leaving 15 million people in need of humanitarian assistance. Response capabilities are limited by state-level instabilities which have worsened civilian access to essential services, restricted humanitarian access, and undermined the capabilities of long-standing strategic military partnerships. The Sahel has also become an experimental arena for the implementation of the ‘Triple Nexus’ approach to address humanitarian, development, and peacebuilding needs simultaneously. As a theoretical framework, this approach has inspired optimism for offering new solutions to old challenges by enhancing sectoral collaboration. Yet, implementation in the Sahel has been challenged by the complexity of the security situation and a disconnect between the ambitions of the triple nexus concept and the operational environment for humanitarian actors.Please join the CSIS Humanitarian Agenda, and the CSIS Africa Program for the launch of the report, Finding a Path Through Quagmire - Humanitarian Access and Coordination in the Sahel. The event will be introduced by Jacob Kurtzer, Director and Senior Fellow of the CSIS Humanitarian Agenda, and moderated by Mvemba Phezo Dizolele, Director and Senior Fellow of the CSIS Africa Program. The panel discussion will reflect on the challenges to and opportunities for improving humanitarian outcomes in the Sahel.---------------------------------------------A nonpartisan institution, CSIS is the top national security think tank in the world. Visit www.csis.org to find more of our work as we bring bipartisan solutions to the world's greatest challenges.Want to see more videos and virtual events? Subscribe to this channel and turn on notifications: https://cs.is/2dCfTveFollow CSIS on:• Twitter: www.twitter.com/csis• Facebook: www.facebook.com/CSIS.org• Instagram: www.instagram.com/csis/

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Towards Inclusive & Equitable Workplaces — Women in National Security [Video]

The CSIS Diversity and Leadership in International Affairs Project and the Smart Women Smart Power Initiative have partnered to produce a critical conversation around how women successfully navigate the historically male-dominated, national security workplaces. Join Hadeil Ali, Deputy Director of the Diversity and Leadership in International Affairs Project, as she facilitates dialogue with national security experts on the value of inclusive and equitable workplaces. Hear from Emily Perkins, Executive Director of the Leadership Council for Women in National Security (LCWINS), Elana Aquino, Executive Director of Peace Direct and Board Chair of Women of Color Advancing Peace and Security (WCAPS), and Princess Bazley Bethea, Senior Director of Global DEI of Programs and Operations at CARE on how they found success and best practices for individuals and organizations to implement in their day-to-day work. The panel is kicked off with opening remarks from Kathleen McInnis, Senior Fellow of the International Security Program and Director of the Smart Women, Smart Power Initiative. ---------------------------------------------A nonpartisan institution, CSIS is the top national security think tank in the world. Visit www.csis.org to find more of our work as we bring bipartisan solutions to the world's greatest challenges.Want to see more videos and virtual events? Subscribe to this channel and turn on notifications: https://cs.is/2dCfTveFollow CSIS on:• Twitter: www.twitter.com/csis• Facebook: www.facebook.com/CSIS.org• Instagram: www.instagram.com/csis/

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Report Launch: Software-Defined Warfare [Video]

A forthcoming report by the inaugural Chief Technology Officer of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and former Director of the Department of Defense's (DOD) Joint AI Center discusses key concerns and recommendations onredesigning the DOD for next generation war fighting systems.In future crises and conflicts, the side that adapts faster and demonstrates the greatest agility—to include rapidly updating and promulgating fielded software and AI models—is likely to gain a significant competitive advantage. For the United States to retain its dominant position in the future—which is not a guaranteed outcome—the DOD needs a new design and architecture that will allow it to be far more flexible, scale on demand, and adapt dynamically to changing conditions. The only way for the DOD to stay competitive in this new warfighting environment is to ensure that it uses the most potent weapon available: technology, and more specifically, software.Join CSIS for a panel discussion on software-defined warfare with Nand Mulchandani, CTO of the CIA, and Lt. General (Ret.) John N.T. “Jack” Shanahan, former Director of the DOD's Joint AI Center.This event is made possible by general support to CSIS.---------------------------------------------A nonpartisan institution, CSIS is the top national security think tank in the world. Visit www.csis.org to find more of our work as we bring bipartisan solutions to the world's greatest challenges.Want to see more videos and virtual events? Subscribe to this channel and turn on notifications: https://cs.is/2dCfTveFollow CSIS on:• Twitter: www.twitter.com/csis• Facebook: www.facebook.com/CSIS.org• Instagram: www.instagram.com/csis/

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A Conversation with Ambassador Kristen Silverberg, President and COO of Business Roundtable [Video]

How do business leaders view the intersection between economic interests and U.S. national security policy? What role can business leaders play in the advancement of key national security priorities, including strengthening American innovation? Does gender impact the way that business leaders formulate and execute their decisions?On Thursday, September 22, please join the Center for Strategic and International Studies for a Smart Women, Smart Power conversation with Ambassador Kristen Silverberg, President and COO of Business Roundtable, and former U.S. Ambassador to the European Union. Ambassador Silverberg will sit down with Dr. Kathleen McInnis, Director of the Smart Women, Smart Power Initiative, for a conversation on exploring the many roles – formal and informal – business leaders play in international affairs.Prior to Business Roundtable, Ambassador Silverberg was a Managing Director at the Institute of International Finance. She served in the George W. Bush Administration as U.S. Ambassador to the European Union from 2008 to 2009 and as Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs from 2005 to 2008. She also held a number of senior positions at the White House including Deputy Assistant to the President.Ambassador Silverberg served in Baghdad, Iraq in 2003 for which she received the Secretary of Defense Medal for Outstanding Public Service. She formerly practiced law at Williams and Connolly, LLP in Washington, DC, and served as a law clerk to Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and Judge David Sentelle of the U.S. Court of Appeals.This event is made possible through support from Citi.---------------------------------------------A nonpartisan institution, CSIS is the top national security think tank in the world. Visit www.csis.org to find more of our work as we bring bipartisan solutions to the world's greatest challenges.Want to see more videos and virtual events? Subscribe to this channel and turn on notifications: https://cs.is/2dCfTveFollow CSIS on:• Twitter: www.twitter.com/csis• Facebook: www.facebook.com/CSIS.org• Instagram: www.instagram.com/csis/