CVE MEASURES IN AFRICA

  1. Peace Through Development II (USAID)

In 2011, The USAID initiated a program, in collaboration with International Relief and Development (IRD), named ‘Peace Through Development II’ in the Sahel region of Africa. It was aimed at reducing the risk of instability in the region and increasing resilience to violent extremism.

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  1. USAID’s Transition Initiatives for Stabilization (TIS)

USAID started another program Transition Initiatives for Stabilization (TIS) primarily to be focused on Somaliland, Puntland and South Central Somalia. This program seeks to increase confidence in all levels of government through strategic, targeted interventions to improve government responsiveness and service delivery.

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  1. Kenya Transition Initiatives (KTI)

The Kenya Transition Initiative (KTI) program, launched in 2008 (and closed in May 2011) and implemented through USAID’s Office of Transition Initiatives (OTI), is part of the U.S. Government’s broad based policy goals to contribute to a stable Kenyan polity that mobilizes citizen participation around a national identity and political party platforms rather than ethnic identities.

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  1. Nigeria Regional Transition Initiative (NRTI)

Nigeria is replete with Boko Haram insurgency, especially in the north-eastern region, for some time now as the level of violent extremism and terrorism has been on the rise in the country. USAID under the U.S.

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  1. Niger Community Cohesion Initiative (NCCI)

USAID under OTI supports the U.S. State Department’s Sahel-Maghreb Strategy, which focuses on programs and initiatives that seek to reduce the threats of VE and armed conflicts within the Libya-Niger-Mali corridor and in Nigeria, along Niger’s southern border.

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  1. Mali Transition Initiative

USAID under OTI initiated Mali Transition Initiative in 2013 by starting working with Malian civil society and community organizations to support political transition by promoting broad-based participation in the democratic process which was initiated to quell armed rebellion of Northern Armed Groups.

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  1. Sahel Region Capacity Building Working Group

Co-chaired by Algeria and Canada, Sahel Region Capacity Building Working Group of Global Counter-Terrorism Forum (GCTF) promotes regional and international cooperation and provides a venue for experts to discuss capacity-building gaps specific to the Sahel region and identifying solutions.

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