USG Abdoulaye Mar Dieye Participates, at the Confindustria Africa Event in Rome, Italy.

Dakar Senegal, 23 June 2023.

Today 23 June 2023, the United Nations Special Coordinator for Development in the Sahel, Under Secretary-General Abdoulaye Mar Dieye, participated at the Confindustria Africa Event in Rome, Italy (the Italian umbrella association of private companies). The aim of this important event that took place at the LUISS University; School of Governance in Rome, was to engage in discussions on the current status of the Sahel vis à vis the growing interest of Italian Private Sector interests and opportunities in the Sahel region. Key discussions centered on Private sector possible investment in the Sahel, notably possible pathways for strategic partnership between the Private Sector in Italy and those in the Sahel Region. The meeting was co-organized by Confindustria Assafrica & Mediterraneo and LUISS University.

The United Nations Special Coordinator addressed the select group comprised of the Private Sector, Researchers, diplomats, Specialists and the University Community. Among other key interventions, the Special Coordinator spoke to the three (3) Arcs evident in the Sahel; (1) Arc of despair (which is the old narrative); (2) Arc of solidarity – (noting that the Sahel is a global public good) and (3) the Arc of prosperity (the opportunities in the Sahel beyond natural resources)

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