Announcement Date: January 18, 2014
Official launch in Bamako of the ‘Human Security & Countering Violent Extremism Project’, to be run by West Africa Network for Peacebuilders (WANEP), Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC) and Human Security Collective (HSC). Mr Abadou Toure Cheaka, special representative of Economic Community Of West African States (ECOWAS) in Mali and Mr. Cheick Oumar Diarrah, Minister of Reconciliation and Development of the North, expressed
their full commitment to this project. The project will run over three years in coordination with both civil society and the security sector in Mali and the region.