Nouakchott, November 5, 2020: The Executive Secretariat of the G5 Sahel (SE-G5S) in collaboration with the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Partnerships for Peace (P4P) project organized a virtual meeting to launch the Lexicon on Radicalization and Violent Extremism in the G5 Sahel Region. This event saw the participation of over 200 people including representatives of government and government bodies, technical and financial partners, and civil society organizations from the G5 Sahel member countries.
Ambassador Dodman congratulated the Executive Secretariat of the G5 Sahel, and said the Embassy’s Partnerships for Peace program is strengthening the capacities of West African countries to prevent violent extremism. The Ambassador also reiterated the U.S.’s commitment to continue collaborating in order to find effective and inclusive solutions to promote peace, security and development in the Sahel.
The lexicon has been translated into six languages – Arabic, Bambara, French, Fulani, Hausa, and Mooré. Following the launch of the lexicon, CellRad, made up of representatives of the Ministry of Faith, NGOs and experts working on countering violent extremism, and its local network will continue to disseminate the lexicon in the region.
NOTE TO EDITORS:
The Partnerships for Peace (P4P) program is a USAID project that contributes to the U.S. government’s goal of reducing vulnerability to violent extremism in West Africa. The five-year programme (September 2016-August 2021) is working with regional and national stakeholders in West Africa to develop a common understanding of violent extremism in the Sahel region. P4P also aims to improve the institutional capacity of organizations and governments to implement more effective and coordinated approaches to preventing violent extremism. At this stage, the project covers Burkina Faso, Chad, Niger, Mauritania, and the G5 Sahel Executive Secretariat.
Nouakchott on November 5th, 2020