About Us

About Us

Sahel MeMo, the Risk Consulting Firm With The Solution

Sahel MeMo Consulting has a core emphasis on providing timely information and in-depth analyses on current security, economic, and political dynamics in the Sahel, with special focus on limited-access areas of Mali, Niger, Chad, and Burkina Faso. Analyses are based on open-source and on-the-ground research conducted by researchers based in the region.


Sahel MeMo was founded in June 2016 by Rida Lyammouri. In addition to living and working in North Africa for more than a decade, Mr. Lyammouri has more than five years experience working on the Sahel and traveling to the region in support of United State Government (USG) agencies and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). In this capacity, he has provided analysis that cultivates a deeper understanding of regional issues in order to implement immediate and long-term programs addressing various security, economic, and political challenges in the Sahel. He has written more than 200 reports about local governance, policy challenges and trends, political risks, logistics and infrastructure, security, violent extremist organizations (VEOs), licit and illicit trafficking, peace building, and countering violent extremism (CVE). Mr. Lyammouri has also presented as an expert at various conferences, including at the National Defense University (NDU), Johns Hopkins School of Advanced Studies (SAIS), and the National Endowment for Democracy (NED).

Mr. Lyammouri holds a Master of Public Policy with National Security emphasis from the school of Public Policy, International Affairs, and Government at George Mason University. He is a native Arabic and French speaker.


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