Options for dialogue and communication in the Lake Chad basin


Communication and dialogue are being used to prevent violent extremism in the Lake Chad Basin but accessing remote areas and the right audience is a challenge. How can civil society organisations and governments use communication campaigns to reach those at risk of recruitment into terror groups? And do people living in areas affected by the violence think dialogue with violent extremists is an option?

This seminar discusses two new Institute for Security Studies’ policy briefs that examine options for strategic communication in the Lake Chad Basin.

Chair: Allan Ngari, Senior Researcher, ISS


Isel van Zyl, Research Officer, ISS

Yusuf Abba Tijani, Director, Grow Strong Foundation, Maiduguri, Nigeria

Maram Mahdi, Research Officer, ISS

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