Learning brief on the “Early Warning Signals of Violent Extremism in the Northern Border Regions of Côte d’Ivoire,”

This Learning brief summarizes the key highlights of the PELA II Learning Circle (LC) organized in May 2023, in collaboration with USAID’s Resilience for Peace Activity (R4P).

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Early Signs of Violent Extremism in Côte d’Ivoire’s Northern Border Areas

While Côte d’Ivoire has not experienced the same level of violent extremist ( VE) activity as its northern neighbors, recurrent VE attacks in northern Côte d’Ivoire during 2020 and 2021 point to the growing expansion of violent extremist organizations (VEO) operating from Burkina Faso and Mali. In November 2021, R4P conducted a study to gain a deeper understanding of the VE situation in the northern border regions of Côte d’Ivoire and to understand and identify early warning signals of VEO attacks in the northern communities vulnerable to attacks by violent extremists.
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