The Lome Peace and Security Forum (LPSF) is a space for open dialogue on the political, security and development challenges of the African continent. The forum provides an opportunity to harness the continent’s own creativity and innovation to propose African solutions to African problems.
Organization of regular events on the sidelines of the annual forum allows the LPSF to be a permanent platform for analyzing and formulating recommendations, for the benefit of governments, sub-regional bodies and States in political transition.
It provides a space for informal diplomatic initiatives aimed at addressing peace and security concerns in Africa and the non-military support needed to address them.
The holding of this first Lome Peace and Security Forum (LPSF) is unique because of its focus on Africa, its multilateral format and the emphasis on dialogue, democratic transition, mediation, innovation and youth engagement.
Convinced of the importance of an open and sustained debate on sensitive subjects such as peace and stability in Africa, the LPSF engages in in-depth debates in the presence of high-level speakers such as ministers, personalities from international institutions, organizations civil society, media, academia and professional organizations.
The LPSF strives to identify bold solutions to strengthen democratic governance on the African continent, beyond formal language, to improve understanding of the effects and consequences of the continent’s political, social and security crises.
The Lomé forum aims to be a precursor of ideas by harnessing African creativity and innovation to propose models and solutions adapted to local challenges, in a context of widespread political instability and terrorist threat on the continent, particularly in West Africa.