“The Economic Cultural and Social Council of the African Union hosted a Cross Border Dialogue on peace, security and stability in the Sahel region, with African Civil Society Organisations (CSOs). The dialogue was held under the framework of the European Union African Peace and Security Architecture (APSA) IV Programme, jointly implemented with the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), as part of ECOSOCC’s commitment to enhancing the participation of African Civil Society in the African Peace and Security Architecture.”