Young girl walking near the Dutse Emir palace ©

British Council

This study provides detailed insights on how communities in Borno and Adamawa states are developing resilience approaches and civic solutions to counter violent extremism and insurgency. Some of these community-based initiatives include the emerging role of women and youths to undertake peacebuilding and early warning activities, which have contributed to community resilience. 

The objective of this study is to document and share the results and lessons of these initiatives and the potential for learning and replication in other communities affected by violent conflicts in the North East region and also across Nigeria. The assessment was carried out by Nextier SPD, with support from MCN.

You can download the policy brief below.