The PDev program, from start to finish, connected people and empowered them to build their own network for peace.
3 Strategic Objectives
Three integrated, mutually-reinforcing objectives sought to strengthen resilience to violent extremism in 45 communities in the Sahel.
1. EMPOWER YOUTH by focusing on leadership, peer-to-peer civic education, and vocational and entrepreneurial skills and livelihood. Learn More →
2. AMPLIFY MODERATE VOICES by improving access to information and connecting moderate community and religious leaders with their constituents through radio, social media, and community events. Learn More →
3. STRENGTHEN LOCAL DEMOCRACY by building the capacity of civil society and local governments to communicate with their constituents, understand citizen needs, and deliver public services. Learn More →
A Cycle of Increasing Resiliency
76% live on under $2 a day
68% under age 25
Attempted coup in 2015
66% under age 25
Ranked 186 out of 188 in UNDP Human Development Report 2016
69% under age 25