• ‘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. 



    A Challenge to Peace in Ghana

    Tuesday August 06, 2019:  The challenge of chieftaincy and ethnic violence has been the biggest challenge to peace in Ghana. The destructive and destabilizing roles associated with the institution of …

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    Research Volunteers

    WACCE is looking to recruit fifteen (15) research volunteers for its Preventing Violent Extremism (PVE) program.  WACCE welcomes passionate, innovative and talented individuals who crave learning new skills and aren’t …

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    WACCE Warns Against Counter-Terrorism Measures

    Accra. Monday July 08, 2019. WACCE has warned that state counter terrorism measures can in themselves produce terrorism if not appropriately gauged. WACCE’s Executive Director, Mutaru Mumuni Muqthar, argued that …

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    Ghana Needs to Prepare Adequately Against Terrorism

    WACCE’s Executive Director, Mutaru Mumuni Muqthar, has warned that current developments within the West Africa region indicate that Ghana could be the next target of attacks if adequate steps are …

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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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