Jakkie Cilliers is the founder and former Executive Director of the Institute for Security Studies (ISS). He currently serves as chair of the ISS Board of Trustees and head of the African Futures and Innovation Programme at the Pretoria office of the ISS. His 2017 best-seller, Fate of the Nation, addresses South Africa’s futures from political, economic and social perspectives. His most recent book, Africa First! Igniting a Growth Revolution released in March 2020, takes a rigorous look at the emerging futures for other African nations and the continent as a whole.
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The Sahel is one of the regions simultaneously facing the most numerous challenges. According to the recent “Desert Flower” scenario, the five countries of the region could reach an intermediate level of development by 2033 with adequate political leadership.