Smart Peace: Nigeria

How has conflict in northern Nigeria affected local communities? And how are former fighters being reconciled to society?

Published 25 November 2021 Updated 30 November 2021 47 minute listen

Smart Peace is a new podcast mini-series on the Undercurrents podcast feed. Over three episodes Ben Horton explores new approaches to peacebuilding and conflict resolution with experts from the Smart Peace project. 

Smart Peace is a global initiative led by Conciliation Resources, which combines the varied expertise of different consortium partners to address the challenges of building peace – focusing on the Central African Republic, Nigeria and Myanmar.

This second episode focuses on conflict in northern Nigeria. Ben is joined by Vincent Foucher , Professor Abubakar Monguno and Saadgi Rajani to discuss the security context in Borno state, the emergence of Boko Haram, ISWAP and other armed groups, the impact on civilians and efforts to support the reintegration of fighters into local communities.

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