Press release: First Regional Forum organized by the GAAMAC Africa Working Group takes place in September in Abidjan

3 September 2023
The GAAMAC Africa Working Group (AWG) will convene its first regional forum on the 13 and 14 of September 2023 in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. The forum is organized by the African Coordination of Human Rights for the Armed Forces (CADHA) with the support of the Global Action Against Mass Atrocities Crimes (GAAMAC).

Geneva – Abidjan, 4 September 2023

The AWG is the oldest Regional Initiative of GAAMAC, a global and inclusive network of states, civil society, and academic institutions that aim to support states in protecting their populations from atrocity crimes by addressing the root causes within their societies and to promote prevention at the national level as an upstream and permanent effort.

Launched under the support of Mr Adama Dieng, former Special Adviser to the UN Secretary-General on the Prevention of Genocide, at the second Global Meeting of GAAMAC in 2016, the AWG counts over 30 members from 14 countries. It is currently chaired by Ms Jamila Mohammed, Judge of the National Court of Appeal of Kenya and former Chair of the Kenyan National Committee for the Prevention of Genocide, and vice-chaired by Mr Bakari Sidiki Diaby, General Coordinator of CADHA and Francophone Africa Focal Point of the AWG.

The forum will provide a space for dialogue and the exchange of good practices and lessons learned and will count on the participation of key players and experts in the field of atrocity prevention in the five African sub-regions.

The Chair of the Africa Working Group will have bilateral meeting and participate in awareness activities prior to the Forum’s opening.

For more information, please contact:

Bakari Sidiki Diaby, General Coordinator at CADHA (French)
+ 225 07 49 98 81 67 / + 225 01 41 20 0123 / + 225 05 85 63 44 05 / 

Camila Ponte, Communications Officer at the GAAMAC Support Office (English)

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