objectives of the center 4s

The Center for Strategies and Security for the Sahel Sahara

The Center 4S

The Sahel Sahara Region

For easy understanding, in this note, the Sahel Sahara region is defined as follows. First, the hard core of the Sahara is the vast space cutting across the common borders of Algeria, Mali, Mauritania and Niger.




A not-for-profit organization named « Centre for Strategies on Security in the Sahel and Sahara » (Centre 4 S) is created for an initial period of five years.


The aim of Centre 4 S is to study, analyze and propose actions for current and future issues of interest to the states in the Sahel and the Sahara region, and to their international partners. The opportunities and challenges presented by the region, as well as the underlying risks and the threats, constitute the basis for Centre 4 S activities.


The main added value of Centre 4 S is to promote a pragmatic approach to the real problems affecting the life of the people and the future of the states in the region. Being rooted in the region, with geographic proximity and keen sensitivity to its challenges, Centre 4 S is a prime partner for governments and other institutions concerned by and interested in recent and future developments in the Sahel and Sahara.