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January 19, 2021

A new approach to prevent violent extremism in West Africa puts governance and democracy support at the forefront of the global response

Parliamentary Centre’s work in Burkina Faso, funded by the European Union, Sweden, and Switzerland echoes that approach  West Africa has been grappling with the devastating expansion of violent extremism for years. The United States Institute of Peace (USIP) spearheaded a Task Force on Extremism in Fragiles States that came to the unequivocal conclusion that “Increasing