On February 3, 2017, The Department of Peace and Conflict Research (Uppsala University), the Centre for Environment and Development Studies (CEMUS) and Swedepeace, hosted the symposium “The Ebola aftermath: Youth vulnerability to Radicalisation and Violent Extremism in the Mano River Union”. The main speaker was Sierra Leone’s First Chief of Staff of National Security System Governance Mr. Jonathan Sandy, former Head of the United Nations Political Office for Somalia (UNPOS) Security Sector Development Office (SSDO), and founder of the JS & Associates Centre for Governance and Security Policy Initiatives (CGSPI) in Sierra Leone.
In the discussions, facilitated by Dr. Björn Holmberg from Swedepeace, focus was on identifying drivers for radicalisation and violence as well as on counter drivers and options for action for national and international actors. Furthermore, the participants also made suggestions on research design for the ongoing work of CGSPI.
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