Preventing violent extremism: the role of communications

How can civil society and governments use communications campaigns to reach target audiences?

Activities designed to prevent violent extremism in Africa aim at addressing the drivers of violence in communities and regions. However, given challenges like the inaccessibility of rural communities and a lack of participation by the beneficiaries, how can civil society organisations and governments use communications campaigns to reach their target audiences?

About the author

Isel van Zyl, Research Officer in the Complex Threats in Africa programme, is currently completing her second Master’s degree at North-West University in Management and Security Studies.

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This policy brief is funded by the US Mission to the African Union. The ISS is also grateful for support from the members of the ISS Partnership Forum: the Hanns Seidel Foundation, the European Union and the governments of Canada, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the USA.
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