Considering a resolution to the Mali crisis
Groupe URD is involved in supporting a strategic situation assessment in this country. A field visit is due to take place in mid February.
The current crisis in Mali is representative of the multi-factorial crises that Groupe URD has worked on regularly, such as when it contributed to the organisation of a conference in Dakar in 2007 with OCHA and ALNAP. A resolution to the crisis will require an approach which re-establishes social ties in a society which is divided, but where there remains an impressive level of democratic vitality.
Considering how things are evolving on the ground, it is important to begin seriously thinking about the transition between relief and development while keeping in mind the volatility of the situation and the fact that current dynamics could be reversed. Groupe URD is involved in supporting a strategic situation assessment in this country. A field visit is due to take place in mid February.