IIJ attended the GCTF Sahel Region Capacity-Building Working Group Fourth Plenary Meeting
From 18-30 Nov 2016, the IIJ attended the Sahel Region Capacity-Building Working Group co-chaired by Algeria and Canada and presented on its ongoing and future programs with countries in the region. Representatives from the Sahel countries, and experts from regional and international organisations highlighted their efforts aimed at addressing the multiples threats affecting the security and stability of the region. In the course of the final session participants presented on the findings of the different Working Groups that were held in parallel to the Plenary Meeting. Recommendations were presented that can form the basis for a framework for the countries in the region to strengthen national level capacities to prevent radicalization and violent extremism in the Sahel region.