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Third Pulaaku World Congress Paris, 25th, 26th and 27th juillet 2019

Every Language community has a « code of conduct », a well-tested social reference engraved in the
collective conscience of its members. With intercommunity exchanges, this code of conduct can
disappear, modified or simply be merged with that of other communities. It can also be enriched
with currents of thoughts conditioned by changes occurring in the society. Then, the social
reference gives way to currents of political thoughts which often determine the « models of
governance », as those of the West.

Further to the crisis of the great ideologies or models of governance that capitalism and socialism
constitute the West does not seem comfortable today. The nuclear families, single-parent families
or recomposed families are on the increase to the detriment of the large traditional families. The
triumphant individualism, even in socialist countries produces outcasts who are real bombs for the
whole humanity. Really, the western vision based on the values « money and work » appears to
attain its limits in the governance of the world which tries to be peaceful and humanistic. This
deadlock is at present coupled with a dazzling rise of populist or extreme right-wing parties.
Conscious of the prevailing situation in the western countries, many politicians go back to other
visions of the world which have neither been altered by capitalist nor socialism, talk less of the
said redeemed religions. These are the visions shared by numerous communities. It is the case, for
example, of Pulaaku.

Pulaaku is a concept referring to the same reality of governance, from Fouta Djallon in Western
Africa, to the Nile River in Central Africa, via Macina, Liptaako and Sokoto. The 1stPulaaku World
Congress was held around the concept of Pulaaku under the general theme of: « Pulaaku: the basis,
theories and practices ».

The objective of the 1st Pulaaku World Congress was to promote a better understanding of Pulaaku.
More specifically, it was about looking into the nature of this concept, at a time when on the one
hand, European ideologies are questioned and, on the other, conflicts related to violent extremism
are increasing in the Sahelo-Sahelian zone, leading to the marginalization of vulnerable
populations, in particular the pastoral nomads.

The 2nd Pulaaku World Congress was a logical continuation of the first one. It was aimed at
assessing challenges faced by Pulaakuas as a community of men and women, but also as body of
constituent values of an identity. The identified challenges which are many and diverse call for a
necessary extension. Therefore, the 3rd Pulaaku World Congress will focus on securing the pastoral
nomads who share Pulaaku in common, hence the general theme: “Securing the Pastoral nomads
of Africa having Pulaaku in common: what is the contribution of the Diaspora?”


The objective of the 3rdPulaaku World Congress is to better understand the security situation
prevailing in the habitats of the pastoral nomads in Burkina Faso, Cameroun, Mali, Niger, Nigeria
and Central Africa Republic.
The participants should, specifically, strive to find a permanent solution for securing the pastoral


    • To attain its objectives, the Congress will organize the following activities :

– Panel discussions :

  • Panel I : Security situation of pastoral nomads in Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger
  • Panel II : Security situation of pastoral nomads in Nigeria, Cameroon and Central Africa
  • Panel III : Security situation of pastoral nomads in Guinea, Senegal and Mauritania

– Fora

  • 1 forum on Fulani Diaspora in Europe, Asia and America,
  • 1 forum on the contribution of the Diaspora in securing pastoral nomads in the Sahelosahelian
    area Which actions ought to be considered ?

– Commitments
At the end of the adopted presentations and the Fora, congress participants will be better armed
to implement, at least, one (01) of the actions adopted by the congress, be able to
participate in securing pastoral nomads.


  • Forty participants (40) have now better understood the security situation of the pastoral
    nomads ;
  • At least important action has been taken at the congress participants to better secure
    pastoral nomads in Africa ;
  • A council charged with implementing decisions taken at the Congress was set up.


  • Participants at the 3rd Pulaaku World Congress, should register with the organizing
  • Registration fees are 100 Euros per person. It constitutes hiring fee of the congress hall,
    breakfast and lunch, secretariat, publication of congress report.
  • Participants shall be responsible for their insurance, accommodation, transport and living


Day 01 : Thursday 25th July, 2019
18:30 to 21:30 – Welcoming the participants:

  • Registration of participants
  • Welcome address of the Congress Organizing Committee
  • Official Opening Speech of the 3rd Congress
  • Diner

Day 02 : Friday 26th July, 2019
09h00 – 10h30

    • Paper n°1 &2 : Security situation of pastoral nomads in Burkina Faso and in Mali

10h30 – 12h00

    • Paper n°3 & 4 : Security situation of pastoral nomads in Niger, Nigeria, Cameroon
      and Central Africa Republic

Lunch Hour
13h30 – 14h00

      • Forum n°1 on Fulani Diaspora

14h00 – 15h30

      • Forum n°2 on actions to be taken: Identification of actions, Choice of two actions.

Day 03 : Saturday 27th July, 2019
    09h00 – 13h30

      • Round Table on the two actions to be taken: Objectives, Expected Outcome, Outline
        of implementation strategies.

 Lunch time
     15h00 – 16h30

        • Setting up of a Council in charge of running the two actions

      16h30 – 18h00

        • Reading and Adoption of the Congress report/Closing of the Congress.


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