Civil Society Engagement: Nigeria

Nigeria PAVE

Begun in 2014, this is a long-term, three-phase project to counter the appeal of terrorism in Nigeria and build community resilience. Looking at radicalization in Nigeria, it was noted that civil society organizations (CSOs) were uniquely placed to be effective partners for the project team and the government in countering the threat of extremism.

Human Security Collective works with the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism (ICCT) and the Office of the National Security Advisor (ONSA) in Nigeria on this project, which is funded by the United Nations’s Counter-Terrorism Implementation Task Force (CTITF).

Relevant government and non-government stakeholders are brought together to discuss areas of potential CVE (countering violent extremism) engagement across society. The project includes practical CVE training. A network of CSOs and government representatives called the ‘Partnership Against Violent Extremism’ (PAVE) has resulted from the project, centred around a common agenda for peace and security.

For more information, including the report on the first phase of this project, please contact Fulco van Deventer at