ActionAid advocates for youth development in the prevention of violent extremism in Kano

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A non-governmental organization named Actionaid said the global world is changing, hence the need for collaborative efforts on how to look at youth development with a view to reducing insecurity and many other challenges.

It was just as the organization was organizing a policy dialogue on youth development and the prevention of violent extremism in Kano.

Making the claim on Monday, the executive director of the Disputes Resolution and Development Initiative, formerly known as the DAG Action Group, Dr Mustapha Muhammad Yahaya, said the dialogue aims to engage with development policy stakeholders. youth in Kano State.

He said, “We started this activity with dialogue because we want to have input from stakeholders. We are going to take it to the next level because there is a lot of activity in this regard.

Dr. Yahaya said that at the end of the dialogue, the group expects to receive critical suggestions from the participants to achieve the set goals.

While presenting a paper titled “Strengthening Community Structures in the Prevention of Violent Extremism in Nigeria,” the Resilience Programme, Actionaid Coordinator, Mr. Anicetus Atakpu, said the objectives were to support the creating an enabling environment that prevents violent extremism.

“We can only achieve the goals through strong policy enactment and implementation by government or state actors. That is why we have developed good research guidance notes that would engage government and other stakeholders,” he said.

He noted that the project is funded by the Global Fund for Community Engagement and Resilience.

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