Preventing and Responding to Violent Extremism in Africa
April 7, 2016 -
April 7, 2016
The United Nations Development Programme and the International Interfaith Peace Corps invite you to attend
Preventing and Responding to Violent Extremism in Africa: A Development Approach
Ozonnia Ojielo Regional Cluster Director for Governance and Peacebuilding UNDP Regional Service Center for Africa, Addis Ababa
Mohamed Yahya Regional Program Coordinator UNDP Regional Service Center for Africa, Addis Ababa
Imam Mohamed Hag Magid Chairman, International Interfaith Peace Corps Chief Imam, All Dulles Area Muslim Society
Melanie Greenberg President and CEO, Alliance for Peacebuilding
Moderator:Mohamed Elsanousi Secretariat and Director of External Relations Network of Religious and Traditional Peacemakers
Since 2011, an estimated 4000 terrorist attacks in Africa have caused 33,000 deaths. The Boko Haram insurgency has internally displaced 1.2 million people in Nigeria, and forced more than 200,000 to flee to Chad, Niger, and Cameroon.
Violent extremism represents a growing threat to Africa's hard-won development gains and poses a significant challenge to the achievement of the Global Goals for Sustainable Development. While security responses can be somewhat successful in blunting terrorist attacks, their success will be limited unless the drivers and causes of violent extremism are meaningfully addressed
Listen to ongoing efforts and learn about UNDP's regional initiative, which aims to complement ongoing security efforts and outline a development approach that addresses underlying factors of violent extremism in Africa.