Policy Brief - Will the Accra Initiative Succeed Where the G5
1 August 2023
09 Is it not the case that the AI’s military interventions are a repeat of the G5 Sahel’s unsuccessful operational strategy? 11 Conclusion and Recommendations 12 Endnote IPSS Policy Brief EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Will the Accra Initiative Succeed Where the G5 Sahel Failed? 4 July 2023 The Accra Initiative (AI) and the Group of Five for the Sahel (G5 Sahel) want to make West Africa and the central Sahel a. [...] Hence, to avoid the same path as the G5 Sahel, the AI will have to closely examine the G5 Sahel’s shortcomings to optimise their decision- making and operational framework, if not, the AI may repeat the same mistakes in addressing similar concerns, leading to limited results. [...] financial resources severely constrains the member-states’ ability to determine The Ghanaian security secretariat the agenda and priorities of the acts as the central coordinator for the organisation’s operations.x Accra Initiative and supports a lean administrative structure consisting of Since the AI administrative configuration the country’s focal points.vi The Initiative is more malleable than. [...] Is it not the case that the AI’s military interventions are a repeat of the G5 Sahel’s unsuccessful operational strategy? The indigenous populations of the backs up this pessimism.xv Given this, Sahel, especially those in the Liptako it is easy to see why the G5 Sahel relies Gourma region straddling the borders on foreign aid. [...] Sometimes amalgam of weak units, leading some insensitive to local realities and cultural to forecast its imminent disbanding.xiv settings, the G5, specifically the JFG5, A range of data showing that the G5 directed sporadic military operations Sahel member states are among the on the ground with a hyper-centralised world’s poorest and lack the resources focus.xvi This hampered intelligence- neces.