Youth Peace Security Lake Chad

The Role of Young People in Preventing Violent Extremism in the Lake Chad Basin (2017)

The primary objective of this research paper, produced in collaboration by CSPPS and YPS is to inform policy makers and the international community of key policy and programming considerations for supporting youth-led and youth-focused initiatives that are aimed at preventing violent extremism in the Lake Chad Basin region. This research paper highlights some of the localized drivers of violent extremism in the Lake Chad Basin countries, enumerates some of the concrete initiatives by and for young people that are aimed at preventing violent extremism in the region. It goes further to show the operating environment of these youth groups and their initiatives while also discussing their sources of technical and financial support. The research concludes with key recommendations for policy makers, governments, and the international community in pursuance of the implementation of UNSCR 2250.

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