On June 27th, as part of the US Department of State's project "Engaging Communities in Border Management - Phase II", IOM Niger organized a conference in Agadez on communities in border management and the prevention of violent extremism in the Agadez region.
The conference, co-funded by the German Cooperation, U.S. Department of State and USAID - US Agency for International Development, was chaired by the governor of Agadez and brought together representatives of all the communes of Agadez.
The event presented to the authorities and civil society actors the main results of the study on perceptions of frontier communities on border management, conducted by IOM Niger in the region of Agadez.
The conference also aimed at developing communal action plans that would involve communities in border management and help bring authorities and local people closer together.
Governorate of Agadez