Assessing the Multinational Joint Task Force against Boko Haram

Despite political, technical and financial challenges, the Multinational Joint Task Force is gradually gaining ground in the fight against Boko Haram.

The Multinational Joint task Force (MNJTF), established by the Lake Chad Basin countries to combat Boko Haram, still struggles to demonstrate its effectiveness. Observers also continue to question to what extent it is operational. Yet despite the numerous political, logistical, technical and financial challenges it has been facing, the MNJTF is gradually gaining ground.

About the authors

William Assanvo is a senior researcher in the Conflict Prevention and Risk Analysis Division in the ISS Dakar office. Prior to joining the ISS, William worked with the Mano River Union secretariat as a peace and security expert (Freetown, Sierra Leone).

Jeannine Ella A Abatan is a consultant at ISS Dakar. Prior to joining the ISS, Ella has worked as an assistant lecturer for first year politics class and as program assistant for the master's in diplomatic studies programme at the Department of Political Sciences at the University of Pretoria, South Africa.

Wendyam Aristide Sawadogo is a junior fellow at the ISS in Dakar. Prior to joining the ISS, Wendyam has worked for UNREC in Togo in peace and disarmament domain and for UNDP-Burkina on electoral governance as a consultant.

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