• ‘Security measures and policies are modelled as a function of threat perception’.


    The West Africa Centre for Counter-Extremism (WACCE) is an independent regional organization focused on security and counter terrorism research. WACCE’s research and advocacy works are intended at uncovering the underpinnings of radicalization and violent extremism with the objective of building State and community resilience against terrorism in West Africa. 



    Internship – Research Associate

    Research Associate – Internship West Africa Centre for Counter-Extremism (WACCE) is looking for a Research Associate for internship for a period of between 3 to 6 months at its Accra …

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    Mutaru to Speak at Munich Security Conference 2018

    Accra, February 13, 2018 – Executive Director of West Africa Centre for Counter-Extremism (WACCE), Mutaru Mumuni Muqthar, is due to speak alongside other security officials at the Munich Security Conference …

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    Mutaru Muqthar Honoured in Nigeria as African of the Year 2017

    WACCE’s Executive Director, Mutaru Mumuni Muqthar, was on Wednesday night honoured at a special occasion in Abuja, Nigeria, as the 2017 Daily Trust African of the Year. He was selected …

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    Mutaru Muqthar emerges African of the Year 2017

    Executive Director of WACCE has been named African of the Year 2017. The award jury of the Daily Trust African of the Year Award named 34-year-old Mutaru Mumuni Muqthar as …

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    • The Youth and Countering Violent Extremism (CVE)
    • One of our approaches to countering radicalization and violent extremism is to engage in discourse that seeks to identify, explain and counter the drivers of radicalization and violent extremism. We …

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    • Research Reports
    • Our work is driven by original research and rooted in the local realities of the threat. Our rewarding proximity to the community enables us to produce quality local research that …

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    • Projects
    • Social Resilience Project – Ghana WACCE is currently working on a survey on the vulnerability of the Ghanaian population to radicalization. This research seeks not only to gauge the magnitude …

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    • Upcoming Events
    • WACCE Security Debate:   Topic: Slavery in Libya, 6,000 African ISIS Returning to Africa following the fall of ISIS, and the Israeli-Palestinian Crisis Date: Friday December 29, 2017 Venue: WACCE Office, Opposite …

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