Leaving Boko Haram Behind

June 04, 2021 01:15:19
Leaving Boko Haram Behind
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Leaving Boko Haram Behind

Jun 04 2021 | 01:15:19

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Show Notes

Operation Safe Corridor (OSC), Nigeria’s national rehabilitation and reintegration program for members of Boko Haram and ISIS-West Africa who have surrendered, defected or were repentant, remains among the most mature and large-scale disengagement programs that currently exist. 

In a recently released report, USAID’s Office of Transition Initiatives details unique findings on OSC’s demobilization, disassociation, reintegration and reconciliation effort. Drawing from data collected from OSC graduates, communities where reintegration is occurring and other sources, the report provides key programming and policy insights on the individual and community impact of rehabilitation and reintegration of armed actors from violent extremist organizations. 

Join USIP, the report’s authors and experts on Nigeria and violent extremism to discuss these timely, policy-relevant findings about what it really takes for armed actors to leave terrorism behind. The conversation will look at ways to better understand policy-relevant trends like the risks of recidivism, explore effective predictors of support for violence, and uncover how community members actually view reintegratees.

Speakers

MaryAnne Iwara  Jennings Randolph Senior Fellow, U.S. Institute of Peace

Nikki Milnes M&E Advisor, USAID/OTI

Dean Piedmont  Senior Reintegration and Armed Group Advisor, Creative Associates International

Oge Onubogu, moderator Director, West Africa, U.S. Institute of Peace

For more information about this event, please visit: https://www.usip.org/events/leaving-boko-haram-behind

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