Countering Violent Extremism: North & East Africa, Sahel, Magreb

Human Security Collective has been working with the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism (ICCT) and the UN Counter-Terrorism Executive Directorate (CTED) to organize regional and national workshops on the implementation of Security Council Resolution 1624 (2005). Resolution 1624 calls upon states to prohibit and prevent incitement to commit terrorism by enhancing dialogue and bringing together different actors including governments and civil society. Recently, the work has expanded to include Security Council Resolution 2178 (2014). This Resolution states that member states shall prevent the ‘recruiting, organizing, transporting or equipping of individuals who travel to a State other than their States of residence or nationality for the purpose of the perpetration, planning of, or participation in terrorist acts’.

Regional workshops:

  • November 2011: Nairobi, Kenya for East African States
  • 17–19 July 2012: Rabat, Morocco for Magreb & Sahel States
  • 16–18 June 2013: Algiers, Algeria for North African States

National workshops:

  • 7–9 May 2014: Nairobi, Kenya
  • 20–22 January 2015: Mombasa, Kenya. Read the report here.
  • 3–4 November 2015, Tunis, Tunisia. This was on the effective implementation of both Resolutions 1624 and 2178. Read the report here.


For more information, please contact Fulco van Deventer at