Precious Akanonu participated in the 7th meeting of the Africa Policy Circle which focused on the central theme “Structural Inequalities as a driver for Violent Extremism”. The meeting provided a platform for wide-range discussions and paper presentations on issues including how disparities in income, justice and opportunity can push people towards violent extremism. joined participants from African think tanks and civil society actors
The meeting also highlighted the need for sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) to develop more research on violent extremism and its drivers. The meeting which held from October 5-6, 2017 in Mombasa, Kenya had in attendance, participants from African think tanks as well as civil society actors who joined the discussions.