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Strengthening the voices, structures, and capacities of societies to efficiently prevent violent extremism and ensure sustainable peace in the Sahel region.


To promote an environment of collaborative effort between international and local actors, aimed at preventing violent extremism and promoting peacebuilding and development in the Sahel.

Focus Areas


Reintegration and rehabilitation of offenders and victims.

  1. Psycho-social support
  2. Prison de-radicalization
  3. Vocational and skills training
  4. Education
  5. Legal aid



Justice system reform

  1. Law enforcement and security officers
  2. Prison reforms
  3. Promotion of rule of law and human rights


Miners gather at Wonderkop stadium outside the Lonmin mine in Rustenburg, northwest of Johannesburg January 30, 2014. South Africa's AMCU union rejected a 9 percent wage offer on Thursday from leading platinum producers, prolonging a week of industrial action that has combined with a severe emerging market sell-off to push the rand to five-year lows. The strike has hit around 40 percent of the global supply of platinum, used in catalytic converters in cars, and magnified concerns about the trade deficit in Africa's largest economy due to its impact on a big source of foreign exchange. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: BUSINESS CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT CIVIL UNREST TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

Community engagement

  1. Early warning /early response mechanisms
  2. Mentoring
  3. Dialogue forums
  4. Civic education /counter and alternative narratives


Theory of Change


When we support and influence the structures and capacities within societies in the Sahel region that act to prevent violent extremism, as well as strengthen resilience, then these societies will have the knowledge base, skills and experience to ensure sustainable peace and development