Africa Institute for Research in Economics and Social Sciences (AIRESS) is organizing a seminar on Thursday, December 01st at 12:30 p.m (GMT+1) at the Mohammed VI Polytechnic University – Rabat Campus (Active Learning Bloc A – Main Floor) on ''Analyzing the grey zones of the peacekeeping-peacebuilding nexus: Lessons and legacies of the UN PKO transitions in Sierra Leone and Liberia''
Our guest speakers for this seminar are Hind Zaamoun, Ph.D. student at AIRESS and Norman Sempijja, associate professor of international relations at FGSES.
This article falls under the scope of the recent debate around UN PKO transitions and exit. It considers these transitions as a major turning point for sustainable peace in post-conflict settings. The paper further argues that there is a dearth need to understand how transition and exit strategies are developed and their effectiveness especially in the long run as post conflict societies consolidate the peace. To fill the gap found in the literature, the work reports on the trends and legacies learned from the experiences of Sierra Leone and Liberia. Thus, the study aims to present a critical analysis of these past experiences to examine the strategic factors related to the lasting impacts of PKO operations after transition and withdrawal.