This hearing will examine complex security and development challenges in the Sahel region of West Africa. Witnesses from the Department of State and USAID will discuss U.S. strategic interests and policy objectives in the Sahel and efforts to stabilize communities and support partner countries to effectively combat terrorism. 



Ms. Whitney Baird
Deputy Assistant Secretary for West Africa and Security Affairs
Bureau of African Affairs
United States Department of State

Ms. Cheryl Anderson
Deputy Assistant Administrator
Bureau for Africa
United States Agency for International Development