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The Sahel Network on Preventing Violent Extremism (SNPVE) which presently operates in eight countries was established to strengthen the capacities and structures of society to efficiently prevent violent extremism and ensure sustainable peace in the Sahel region.

Organizations in SNPVE

Niger

Action pour les Droits Humains au Niger/Human Right Action in Niger

Human Rights Action in Niger is a non-governmental organization that specializes in mechanisms of dialogue and conflict prevention. It raises awareness and conduct advocacy on issues of violent extremism and radicalization. The organization promotes human rights, rule of law, and good governance.

Réseau Nigérien des ONG de Développement et Associations de Défense des Droits de l’Homme et de la Démocratie (RODADDHD)

RODADDHD is one of the first networks in Niger that invested in the field of development, particularly in the protection and promotion of human rights and democracy. In Niger and in the sub-region, the organization is involved in several actions in the field of sustainable development, and part of several sub-regional and international networks, including FOSCAO and REPAOC.

RODADDHD works with ex-Tuareg rebel fighters through the AZAGOR forums in the Maradi region, and is also a member of the National Commission for Reconciliation and Peace in Niger.

Université de Diffa

Université de Diffa works in the Diffa region of Niger with partnerships with the University of Maiduguri in Nigeria, and other Universities in Burkina Faso and Benin Republic. The institution organizes international conferences and conduct research on conflict prevention and de-radicalization.

Community Coalition for Peace and the Promotion of Living Together (COPAVE)

COPAVE is a nonprofit organization initiated by a group of persons that want to see a society that is safe, fair and just at all levels, and especially for the vulnerable, frustrated and marginalized communities living in trauma due to conflict.

The organization focuses in the process of reintegration and rehabilitation, addressing group stigmatization, community full involvement in the prevention and countering of violent extremism and radicalization. COPAVE also strengthens interactions between government and communities while supporting communities to form strong coalitions to support local initiatives around the prevention of violent extremsim.

Chad

Organization of Non-State Actors of Chad (OANET)

The Organization of Non-State Actors of Chad (OANET) is an umbrella organization of Civil Society governed by Decree No. 27 / INT-SUR of July 28, 1962. It is an exclusive group of civil society and non-religious associations, non-political and non-profit private sector representative platforms. OANET is a network of 17 platforms, consisting of 7,256 grassroots organizations.

OANET is the Focal Point organization of the Conflict Prevention and Management Platform in Central Africa (PREGESCO), Member of the National Governance Commission of the APRM, Signatory of the pact, as a representative of civil society organizations, the Comprehensive Agriculture Development Program in Africa (PDDA), and Focal Point of the Civil Society Platform for Peacebuilding and Statebuilding (CSPPS) – a constituency of the International Dialogue for Peacebuilding and Statebuilding (IDPS). OANET engages in research on the role of young people in preventing violent extremism.

Association Tchadienne des Cultures Mixtes (ATCUM)

The association is non-profit, secular and apolitical. It promotes culture through digital tools, and innovations through the participation of young people and the most vulnerable in society. ATCUM addresses as much as possible issues related to human rights, mother and child rights, and promotes a culture of peace and tolerance through media content.

ATCUM is launching a short movie on preventing violent extremism in 2018 that will be premiered in Ndjamena and other parts of Chad.

Cameroon

Local Action for Participatory and Self-managed Development (ALDEPA)

ALDEPA is a Cameroonian civil society organization created in 1998 and legalized on November 4, 2002 as a Cameroon non-profit association and approved with the status of NGO on May 10, 2017. The aim of ALDEPA is to contribute to the construction of a fair and equitable society with the responsible participation of the population. ALDEPA’s mission is to promote endogenous initiatives and dynamics that contribute to the participatory, equitable and sustainable development of target groups.

Since the humanitarian crisis in the Far North region, ALDEPA has been active in supporting and caring for Nigerian refugees from Minawao camp and internally displaced persons. ALDEPA also intervenes for the application of juvenile justice, particularly with regards to respect for the procedures and psychological care of children and women suspected of being associated with armed groups, as well as their reintegration.

 

Association Rayons De Soleil

Rayons de Soleil (rays of sunshine) is a young ladies organization founded in 2006 with the aim to protect and promote girls and women’s rights. The strategies include but are not limited to raising awareness campaign, training, communication, publishing, documentary and film production, and advocacy. For the past 11 years, Rayons de Soleil has successfully engaged Cameroonian youths against violent extremism and radicalisation in the far north region.

Mouvement Pour la Defense de l Humanite et l Abolition de la Torture (MDHAT)

The Movement for the Defense of Humanity and the Abolition of Torture (MDHAT) is a human rights organization, working within the framework of medical and psychological rehabilitation of victims of torture and war survivors, minorities, prevention of child abuse and prevention of violent extremism.

MDHAT sensitizes young people in schools on the dangers of violent extremism in the Eastern and Western regions of Cameroon. The organization also provides psycho-social care and reintegration to victims of violence and internally displaced persons.


 

Nigeria

Centre for Sustainable Development and Education in Africa (CSDEA)

 

The Centre for Sustainable Development and Education in Africa (CSDEA) is an independent organization that focuses on addressing the challenges of governance and peacebuilding in Africa. Part of CSDEA’s strategy in addressing the challenges of violence and building peace in the region is by focusing on the prevention of violent extremism through research, skills development and livelihoods empowerment, psycho-social support, providing alternative narratives, social justice, and policy dialogue.

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD)

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) was established in the United Kingdom in 1997 as an independent, not-for-profit, research training, advocacy and capacity building organisation. The purpose was to mobilise global opinion and resources for democratic development and provide an independent space to reflect critically on the challenges posed to the democratisation and development processes in West Africa.

CDD works to counter extremist narratives from a Salafist perspective, engages young people with critical thinking skills on preventing/countering violent extremism, strategy development on countering violent extremism, and popularization of regional and sub-regional counter terrorism strategies. 

 

Gas Alert for Sustainable Initiative (GASIN)

GASIN is a non-profit, non-political and a non-governmental organization focused on environmental safety, peace building and secure livelihoods of the people of Niger Delta. GASIN through its governance arm has trained youths residing in some conflict-prone communities on Early Warning and Early Response, and conflict resolution. Consequently, a platform called Forum for Early Warning and Early Response (FEWER) was set up in more than 18 communities in Bayelsa, Delta and Rivers states. FEWER works with violent youths in their communities to involve them and thus inculcate in them a sense of responsibility.  Extreme violent issues are often reported at the budding stages and hence addressed and the relative peace in target communities is remarkable.

Neem Foundation

Neem Foundation specializes in psychological/psycho-social support, as well as extensive training and experience in countering and preventing violent extremism, community engagement, strategic communication and project cycle management.

The foundation works in partnership with UNICEF to provide rehabilitation to child soldiers and former fighters.

 

Peace Building Development Foundation (PBDF)

The Peace Building Development Foundation was established to advocate for, develop and promote a deeper understanding of peace and reconciliation in our world.

The PBDF works to promote understanding of the drivers of youth radicalization; identify factors for resistance and coping mechanisms against these drivers; generate policy recommendations aimed at their mitigation; and to delegitimize the dominant narratives of violent extremist.

Chad

Organization of Non-State Actors of Chad (OANET)

The Organization of Non-State Actors of Chad (OANET) is an umbrella organization of Civil Society governed by Decree No. 27 / INT-SUR of July 28, 1962. It is an exclusive group of civil society and non-religious associations, non-political and non-profit private sector representative platforms. OANET is a network of 17 platforms, consisting of 7,256 grassroots organizations.

OANET is the Focal Point organization of the Conflict Prevention and Management Platform in Central Africa (PREGESCO), Member of the National Governance Commission of the APRM, Signatory of the pact, as a representative of civil society organizations, the Comprehensive Agriculture Development Program in Africa (PDDA), and Focal Point of the Civil Society Platform for Peacebuilding and Statebuilding (CSPPS) – a constituency of the International Dialogue for Peacebuilding and Statebuilding (IDPS). OANET engages in research on the role of young people in preventing violent extremism.

Association Tchadienne des Cultures Mixtes (ATCUM)

 

The association is non-profit, secular and apolitical. It promotes culture through digital tools, and innovations through the participation of young people and the most vulnerable in society. ATCUM addresses as much as possible issues related to human rights, mother and child rights, and promotes a culture of peace and tolerance through media content.

 

ATCUM is launching a short movie on preventing violent extremism in 2018 that will be premiered in Ndjamena and other parts of Chad.

 

Senegal

 

Association Régionale des Femmes pour la Recherche de la Paix en Casamance (KABONKETOOR)

 

Armed rebellion has reduced agricultural and tourist activities by 80 percent in Casamance since 1982. This has resulted in the abandonment of nearly 231 villages, the displacement of 60,000 people to Ziguinchor and surrounding areas, closure of schools and health centres, deaths and destabilization. The Association finds its essence in the search for and implementation of ways to promote and consolidate peace in Casamance.

KABONKETOOR, which means forgiving one another or mercy, is an apolitical association of women of all ages, of all religious denominations, of all social categories who work for the establishment and consolidation of peace in Casamance. KABONKETOOR was created in 1999 with a view to resolving and preventing the conflict that has been raging in southern Senegal for 34 years.

 

The African Meeting for the Defense of Human Rights (RADDHO)

The African Meeting for the Defense of Human Rights (RADDHO) is a non-governmental, non-partisan, non-profit, non-governmental organization. It was created on 21 April 1990 in Dakar (Senegal) by a group of African intellectuals, made up of mostly teachers and researchers at the Cheikh Anta Diop University of Dakar. The purpose of RADDHO is to promote, defend and protect human rights at the national, regional and international levels. Since its creation, the Organization has been working for the promotion of human rights, through education and popularization of national, regional and international legal instruments, with a view to their proper ownership by citizens and populations.

RADDHO works on the prevention of violent extremism by implementing education programs for peace and citizenship. It has set up a vast network of education for peace and citizenship in all major institutions of Senegal (high schools and universities). RADDHO is also working with the judicial authorities to combat torture and the radicalization of prisoners with a view to their social reintegration.

 

Cameroon

 

Local Action for Participatory and Self-managed Development (ALDEPA)

ALDEPA is a Cameroonian civil society organization created in 1998 and legalized on November 4, 2002 as a Cameroon non-profit association and approved with the status of NGO on May 10, 2017. The aim of ALDEPA is to contribute to the construction of a fair and equitable society with the responsible participation of the population. ALDEPA’s mission is to promote endogenous initiatives and dynamics that contribute to the participatory, equitable and sustainable development of target groups.

Since the humanitarian crisis in the Far North region, ALDEPA has been active in supporting and caring for Nigerian refugees from Minawao camp and internally displaced persons. ALDEPA also intervenes for the application of juvenile justice, particularly with regards to respect for the procedures and psychological care of children and women suspected of being associated with armed groups, as well as their reintegration.


Association Rayons De Soleil

Rayons de Soleil (rays of sunshine) is a young ladies organization founded in 2006 with the aim to protect and promote girls and women’s rights. The strategies include but are not limited to raising awareness campaign, training, communication, publishing, documentary and film production, and advocacy. For the past 11 years, Rayons de Soleil has successfully engaged Cameroonian youths against violent extremism and radicalisation in the far north region.

Mouvement Pour la Defense de l Humanite et l Abolition de la Torture (MDHAT)

The Movement for the Defense of Humanity and the Abolition of Torture (MDHAT) is a human rights organization, working within the framework of medical and psychological rehabilitation of victims of torture and war survivors, minorities, prevention of child abuse and prevention of violent extremism.

MDHAT sensitizes young people in schools on the dangers of violent extremism in the Eastern and Western regions of Cameroon. The organization also provides psycho-social care and reintegration to victims of violence and internally displaced persons.

 

 

 

Mauritania

 

“Je mengage!”

 

“Je mengage!” is a civic organization that works in the field of active citizenship and entrepreneurship to empower vulnerable communities. The association has developed expertise in the prevention and fight against violent extremism through endogenous research/action, and Women against Violent Extremism: From Prevention to Resilience.

 

A major success area was to have succeeded in creating the meeting of women from all walks of life who meet periodically to take ownership of the theme and develop methods to be resilient in a sustainable way. “Je mengage trains and initiate groups led by women to become community relays. The training is accompanied by coaching according to needs and financial possibilities.

 

Choukrane

Choukrane is a non-governmental organization that aims to evaluate the quality of service provided to citizens. To this end, Choukrane has developed various tools for sensitizing and evaluating public figures, citizens, businesses and civil society actors. The aim of the organization is to create a climate of trust and popularization of good practices of individuals and institutions that have served the country. In the specific aspect of preventing violent extremism, Choukrane works with young people to sensitize them against violent extremism and drugs.

               

 

Mali

Mali

Actions Quotidiennes  pour le Développement à travers la jeunesse (AQDJ)

AQDJ is an apolitical association of young people committed to development in Mali. It has its headquarters (office) in Gangal in the urban commune of Mopti. The mission of AQDJ is to contribute to improving the living conditions of young people and women through community, communal and participatory actions.

AQDJ supports the efforts of the Malian state through awareness raising actions, direct support for community resilience and capacity building for the prevention of violent extremism and the proliferation of small arms and light weapons.

 

 

Burkina Faso

 

“Je mengage!”

 

“Je mengage!” is a civic organization that works in the field of active citizenship and entrepreneurship to empower vulnerable communities. The association has developed expertise in the prevention and fight against violent extremism through endogenous research/action, and Women against Violent Extremism: From Prevention to Resilience.

 

A major success area was to have succeeded in creating the meeting of women from all walks of life who meet periodically to take ownership of the theme and develop methods to be resilient in a sustainable way. “Je mengage trains and initiate groups led by women to become community relays. The training is accompanied by coaching according to needs and financial possibilities.

 

Choukrane

Choukrane is a non-governmental organization that aims to evaluate the quality of service provided to citizens. To this end, Choukrane has developed various tools for sensitizing and evaluating public figures, citizens, businesses and civil society actors. The aim of the organization is to create a climate of trust and popularization of good practices of individuals and institutions that have served the country. In the specific aspect of preventing violent extremism, Choukrane works with young people to sensitize them against violent extremism and drugs.