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August 4, 2021

Sahel CVE Research is a two-part research study that aims to fill a knowledge gap about how regional factors and drivers relating or contributing to VE play out differently for men and women. These findings and lessons learned will enable USAID/WA to draft more nuanced policies and implement more affective programs to prevent/counter violent extremism (P/CVE) tailored to the local context.

August 3, 2021

Over the past decade, the Lake Chad Region (LCR) has experienced a dramatic rise in extremist activity. Jihadi-Salafist violent extremist organizations (VEOs), including Boko Haram, target local youth using strategic recruitment narratives. Religious narratives play a central role in VEOs’ strategies, yet the critical link between recruitment and Quranic schools rests on assumptions rather than evidence. Meanwhile, to date, there has been little focus on other religious communities and drivers of VE in both Chad and Cameroon.

August 3, 2021

Over the past decade, the Lake Chad Region (LCR) has experienced a dramatic rise in extremist activity. Jihadi-Salafist violent extremist organizations (VEOs), including Boko Haram, target local youth using strategic recruitment narratives. Religious narratives play a central role in VEOs’ strategies, yet the critical link between recruitment and Quranic schools rests on assumptions rather than evidence. Meanwhile, to date, there has been little focus on other religious communities and drivers of VE in both Chad and Cameroon.

U.S. Ambassador to Ghana, Stephanie S. Sullivan emphasizes the importance of supporting women, peace and security initiatives in West Africa at the WPS  Regional Conference held at the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Center (KAIPTC) in Accra, Ghana.
July 8, 2021

On Wednesday, July 7, 2021, nearly one hundred advocates for women, peace, and security initiatives in West Africa gathered, in person and virtually, to craft a future agenda for stronger security outreach in the region.

May 4, 2021

On Tuesday, April 27, 2021, the United States government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Global Shea Alliance (GSA), launched the first-ever virtual Global Shea Alliance International Shea Conference.  Spearheaded by GSA, the three-day conference, themed “Building the Industry of the Next Decade,” celebrated GSA’s 10th anniversary and highlighted the importance of international partnerships toward achieving a more sustainable shea industry.  U.S. Ambassador to Ghana Stephanie S. Sullivan addressed hundreds of shea industry stakeholders and announced additional funding support to GSA’s Sustainable Shea Initiative (SSI) project across West Africa.

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Last updated: October 17, 2022

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