Security, particularly the challenge of terrorism, has risen to the top of the national agenda among most countries in West Africa in the last half decade when the region became the most dangerous for terrorism fatalities in the world. The rapidly evolving and pervasiveness of the challenge implies that countries without previous history of attacks like Ghana face an unfamiliar and sophisticated challenge to preserve their stability.
One of the central challenges is to determine the level of vulnerability of the local population to radicalization. This can help determine and design the appropriate counter-terrorism measures to build social resilience against the threat.
How Vulnerable is Ghana to Radicalization?
WACCE is presently working on a project to determine the level of vulnerability of the local population to radicalization. The survey featuring 500 questionnaires seeks to identify the dominant sources of insecurity and the factors that can potentially lead individuals down the path of radicalization in Ghana. Importantly, the survey seeks to also determine the resilience of the population and their ability to adequately respond to security challenges in time.