Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA), in Collaboration with the Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund (GCERF) and ActionAid Nigeria has held a two-day National Conference on the localisation of the Policy Framework and National Action Plan for Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism from 18-19 November, 2021 in Abuja.
Also, the knowledge-based gathering provided opportunity for actors to come up with recommendations that are believed to fast-track the development of State and Local level Action Plans on PCVE.
Participants at the event who promised to leverage on the experiences gained to scale-up interventions on Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism in their domains were drawn from critical stakeholders from the Northeast, Northwest, North Central, Traditional leaders, Faith-based organisations, Civil Society Organisations among others.
The event with the theme, ‘Scaling up by tricking down -The localisation of the PCVE Policy Framework and National Action Plan’ brought a range of actors involved in the Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism (PCVE) space in Nigeria and also enabled them to share experiences, approaches, and challenges as well as discussed the potential for replication in different contexts.
The overall objectives of the event were to provide a platform for multi-stakeholder learning and the development of recommendations, using the experience of a range of national, state-level and civil society practitioners and operationationalising the PCVE policy framework in Nigeria at state and local levels, as well as facilitating development of localised action plans.
The workshop enabled various stakeholders to appraise the implementation of the National Action Plan since coming into being in August, 2017.