Casablanca, Morocco - Atlantis, the Center for Geostrategic Research and Studies (www.atlantis-center.org), in partnership with The International Forum on Technology and Security for a Safer World (Fits- www.fits-forum.org), are organising a major conference in Casablanca, Morocco, from 8-10 October under the theme " The African Cooperation Challenges on Terrorism, Radicalization and Transnational Crime."


There will be three sessions under the heading: Terrorism, cyberspace and new vectors of radicalisation; the new challenges of migration and transnational criminality; and Inter-African cooperation and its new challenges.


Each session of two hours thirty minutes will be organized around four headings followed by a question and answer session and an open exchange with participants.


The Africa Security Forum, by adopting a broad and comprehensive approach in an open engagement on these problems, hopes to contribute meaningfully in finding innovative answers for our partners and colleagues across the African continent.


400 thinkers, stakeholders, decision makers and specialists from all over the world are expected to take part in this conference.

The countries represented are: Algeria, Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Congo-Brazzaville, Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Ethiopia, France, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea-Conakry, Guinea, Italy, Kenya, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Republic of Central Africa, Russia, Senegal, Spain, Tanzania, The Democratic Republic of Congo, Chad, Togo, Tunisia, the United Kingdom, the United States of America and Zambia.


The Africa Security Forum, by adopting a broad and comprehensive approach in an open engagement on these problems, hopes to contribute meaningfully in finding innovative answers for our partners and colleagues across the African continent.


The purpose of the Atlantis Center is to contribute to the ongoing international discourse with reflection on security problems in the African continent, a mission that culminates annually at the Casablanca sessions of the Africa Security Forum. In its most recent meeting the African Security Forum (ASF) brought together 300 international participants from private and institutional sectors, academics and experts. With over 30 transnational and multicultural participants the forum focused on Border Security, Financial Flows and Digital Identity.


Casablanca-based think tank headed by its executive chairman Driss Benomar, the Atlantis Center (www.atlantis-center.org) is dedicated to an independent political and intellectual approach to geostrategic research and studies on African affairs. It also focuses on understanding and analyzing emerging issues impacting on our shared modern world.


The mission set by the Center is to bring together academic teams, researchers and specialists known and recognized for their expertise by publications of analytic and research documents. The Center also seeks to develop proposals and actively participate in the ongoing global discourse on social, economic and geostrategic topics including security, stability, and safety perspectives. The Center’s philosophy of action is to thoughtfully engage by offering a creative space for sharing ideas, concepts and/or proposals. This endeavour is to be undertaken in accordance with the best practices of the international community, guided by a commitment to the highest ethical standards.


The International Forum on Technology and Security (FITS) is a non-profit association based in Lyon, France, and chaired by Alain Juillet. Its aim is to contribute to the international debate on technology issues, security and crime but also to promote the development of technological innovations related to safety in compliance with international standards. FITS organises many thematic international forums bringing together decision makers of security issues at the strategic level and at operational level and relevant industries.