Sahel region community conflicts assessment

  • Client: International Republican Institute (IRI)
  • Countries of the assessment: Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Togo
  • Period: September-November 2021
  • Number of experts assigned: 4 key experts and 10 research assistants

As violent extremist organizations expand their zones of influence in the central Sahel and increasingly threaten northern border communities in the Littoral States, IRI seeks to integrate the best practices and lessons learned from rigorously evaluated community-led prevention and countering violent extremism (P/CVE) interventions in target border communities into a regional P/CVE strategy ratified by Burkina Faso, Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire, Togo, and Benin through coordination with the Accra Initiative and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).