Report: The Role of Young People in Preventing Violent Extremism in the Lake Chad Basin

The Civil Society Platform for Peacebuilding and Statebuilding (CSPPS) is the South-North non-governmental coalition of peacebuilding organizations that coordinates and supports Civil Society participation in the International Dialogue on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding (IDPS). The Platform gathers representatives from more than twenty-five countries across the globe. The goals of CSPPS are to strengthen the voice and capacity of society to effectively engage in, and influence, peacebuilding and statebuilding as a critical contribution to crisis prevention and sustainable peace and development for all. GPPAC is part of and contributing to CSPPS.

CSPPS commissioned the publication of the report on "The Role of Young People in Preventing Violent Extremism in the Lake Chad Basin", a contribution to the Progress Study on Youth, Peace and Security mandated by the United Nations Security Council Resolution 2250. The report is developed through a collaboration between the Civil Society Platform for Peacebuilding and Statebuilding (CSPPS) and the Centre for Sustainable Development and Education in Africa (CSDEA), and is a result of a research conducted in the Lake Chad Basin countries of Cameroun, Chad, Niger and Nigeria.

Results of the research shows that solutions to violent extremism and other threats to safety and stability of the countries in the Lake Chad region can be found in working with young people, and tapping into their talents and potentials to reform and rebuild society. Download full report here.