Security experts and stakeholders converged at the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) from 7-8 November, 2016, to interrogate the root causes of violent extremism and how Human Security Initiatives could be used to counter this growing trend on the African Continent. The two-day workshop served at a great platform to identify the roles of stakeholders at the national, regional and international levels in the prevention and countering of violent extremism, and to discuss ways in which adopting a human security approach and involving communities can aid traditional law enforcement methods in preventing and responding to Violent Extremism. The workshop was jointly organized by the KAIPTC in conjunction with African Centre for the Study and Research on Terrorism (ACSRT), and was sponsored by the Spanish Government.
Renowned Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, Professor Isaac Olawale Albert, has charged regional bodies to deepen efforts geared towards the implementation of peacebuilding agenda globally. He noted that peacebuilding is a multiplicity of activities that demands partnership at the governmental, inter-governmental, non-governmental levels.