Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism Policy Framework and National Action Plan
Partnering for safer and Resilient Communities
On 24th August, 2017, President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR issued the Presidential Directive for implementation of the Policy Framework and National Action Plan or Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism. The policy framework is aimed at mainstreaming peace building into national efforts in dealing with violent extremism.
Our Policy Framework adopts a whole-of-Government and a whole-of-society approach. Accordingly, it encourages the active participation of line Ministries, Departments and Agencies, as well as critical stakeholders from the different sectors of the civil society such as religious actors, youth, teachers, women, and community based organisations. It provides a National Plan of Action at Federal, State and Local Government levels to ensure the delivery of targeted intervention that are both PCVE-relevant and PCVE-specific. Providing the tools and capacity to undertake these tasks is central to implementation. In working with partners, building trust is key to achieving our objectives. We seek to build networks of peace that create safer and resilient communities across Nigeria. Human rights and the rule of law shall continue to guide our approach to combating violent extremism. In the Policy Framework, we identified guiding principles for critical stakeholders, priority components of intervention, strategies and expected outcomes that are necessary for the successful implementation of the National Action Plan in the short, medium, and long terms.