To interface with critical civil society organizations, think-tanks, multi-lateral organizations, and the international community, leading researchers in the field of peace and security with the aim of contributing to the design of new and sustainable strategies that can help bring peace in regions affected by violent extremism.
To this end, the Workshop will aim at the following three specific objectives:
(a) Contribute to a better understanding of the root causes of conflict in Africa as they are linked to violent extremism.
(b) Enhance understanding on the impact of violent extremism on the economic development of the African continent.
(c) Outline the strategies tackling violent extremism and terrorism in further promoting peace and security, good governance and sustainable development in Africa.