Regional Workshop on ECOWAS Counter Terrorism Strategy

The Centre with support through the Access Nigeria Project implemented a series of activities to build efforts and cohesion to tackle the scourge of violent extremism in Nigeria and beyond. The Project trained selected civil society and media experts from Nigeria and countries of the ECOWAS and the Sahel on their role in tackling terrorism and rising insecurity in the region. The goal was to equip them with requisite knowledge and skills on the regional frameworks on terrorism and facilitate networking for enhanced media and civil society contribution to the prevention and combating of terrorism in the region. The project also engages key stakeholders involved in combating terror and insurgent groups in the North East Nigeria on dialogues. These dialogues addressed human rights issues, civilian protection and social security among other things.