Strengthening Border Control Capacities against Extremism and Terrorism in West Africa and the Sahel
The project seeks to enhance the capacity of security sector personnel on Border Security Management with a special focus on extremism and terrorism. Accordingly, two courses have been ran for participants across West Africa in Accra, and for security sector actors in Mali, respectively.
Project on Conflict Mapping and Stress Resistance
A comprehensive study of four ECOWAS countries was undertaken to map out the sources of conflict and resilience in Liberia and Cote d’Ivoire in the Manor River Union, and Niger and Senegal in the Sahel region of West Africa. The reports from these country studies formed the basis for engaging the ECOWAS Commission and representatives of national governments from ECOWAS member states to re-ignite discussions on the development of national Infrastructures for Peace (I4Ps) in the sub-region. The project envisages further engagement with the ECOWAS Commission and other stakeholders to support and develop capacities for mediation in the region.
Improving Response Capacities to Terrorism in Peacekeeping Theatres in Africa
This project seeks to develop the capacities of peace support operations’ personnel to effectively respond to terrorism within their host nations. Towards this goal, the project will organise a policy level seminar to assess the status of terrorism prevention training for peacekeepers, conduct a scoping study on terrorism prevention components of police and troop contributing countries and develop guidelines and a course for preventing terrorism for peacekeepers and pilot this course.