First Senior Level Regional Course for the Prevention of Violent Extremism (PVE) for the West Africa region
7 July 2022
First Senior Level Regional Course for the Prevention of Violent Extremism (PVE) for the West Africa region Accra, Ghana, 04–07 July 2022 Press Release As part of their joint Framework Programme for the Prevention of Violent Extremism (2020-2023) the African Centre for the Study and Research on Terrorism (CAERT/ACSRT) of the African Union and the Peace and Human Rights Division of the Swiss Federa. [...] With the Support of the Human Security Research Centre, Ghana The main objective of the Course is to promote the preventive approach as a response to growing violent extremism activities in the West Africa region. [...] While the enforcement measures only deal with the symptoms and the consequences of the violence as well as perpetrators, the preventative measures, instead, tackle the root causes of issue by trying to understand what motivate people to join violent extremist groups and what could lead them out, and to work at transforming the multiples and complex causes of violence. [...] He thanked the Government of the Republic of Ghana for the acceptance to host the first course and the support the country provided for the successful organization of the course. [...] He welcomed the participants to Ghana and Accra and expressed the government’s appreciation to the AU, through the ACSRT as well as the PHRD/FDFA, for the decision to organize this first course in the country.