Sahel-Maghreb Policy Engagement
Migration, transnational criminal networks and state fragility in the Sahel-Maghreb are becoming an increasing challenge for EU and an effective policy response is needed.
Together with the Danish Institute for International Studies we have established a research platform with experts from EU, US and the Sahel-Maghreb region to provide ongoing policy inputs to the Danish MFA.
An evidence-based policy addressing the root causes of migration, state fragility and transnational crime building on scalable, local-level interventions.
Voluntas is expanding geographically. Earlier this year, we established a partnership with Sudan Polling and Statistics Center (SPSC). Dana Fuentes, a senior associate with Voluntas who until recently was based in Tunis, relocated to Sudan last month to support our expanding presence in the country. Dana will be supported by Nada Elamin. We will be opening an office in Khartoum in the coming months.
In collaboration with Baltic Sea Cluster Development Centre, Voluntās Policy Advisory (Voluntās) is currently involved in the “COVID19-Communities Response and Resilience” project targeting themes “Citizen engagement/community response” as well as “The Economic of Health Service Delivery”.
To support effective COVID-19 crisis communication and community outreach by the Libyan Ministry of Health and the National Centre for Disease Control, Voluntās Policy Advisory supported UNICEF in the development and implementation of a nationwide survey-based behavioral assessment in Libya.