USAID West Africa Regional Mission Shifts Focus To Promoting Peace, Security To Achieve Development Goals
Devex: USAID West Africa focus pivots to regional support for peace and security
“The spread of insecurity in West Africa beyond the Boko Haram stronghold of northeast Nigeria has seen violence break out in Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger, and Chad, and has put peace and security at the forefront of most development efforts there. In response, the West Africa Regional mission of the United States Agency for International Development has shifted focus to promote regional stability by aligning closer with priorities set by regional political and development leaders including countering violent extremism, helping build a regional crisis early warning alert system and promoting peaceful elections…” (Roby, 3/13).
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