• ‘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. 



    Government Urged to do More to Prevent Violent Extremism in Ghana

    Bolgatanga – January 06, 2019. The Executive Director of the West Africa Centre for Counter-Extremism (WACCE), Mr Mutaru Mumuni  Muqthar, has urged the government to do more in the prevention, …

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    Chieftaincy disputes, threat to security, governance – WACCE

    Accra – October 16, 2018 West Africa Centre for Counter-Extremism (WACCE) has warned that the prolonged unresolved chieftaincy conflicts in most parts of Ghana pose major security and governance challenge …

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    WACCE Expands its Program on Preventing Violent Extremism (PVE) in Ghana

    Tamale, November 21, 2018. West Africa Centre for Counter Extremism (WACCE) has begun another two-day capacity building workshop in Tamale to train 120 selected youth from the three regions of …

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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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    • 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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