Symposium on Community Engagement in the Fight Against Terrorism

Group photo of the participants (Photo US Embassy)
DCM Sandra Clark speaks at the opening ceremony (Photo US Embassy)
DCM Sandra Clark speaks at the opening ceremony (Photo US Embassy)

The Africa Center for Strategic Studies (ACSS) one of the first chapters in the organization’s history, organized a symposium on community engagement and how to fight terrorism on Thursday, November 12 in Senegal.

At the opening ceremony, Deputy Chief of Mission Sandra Clark underscored the importance of Senegal as a partner in our cooperation for security. “And that strong relationship is reflected in the quality of the participants who were chosen to participate,” she said.  Members included former minister, former ambassadors and military leaders, as well as academics on security.

The symposium brought together 150 participants to discuss regional security at the ministerial, academic, civil society and international and local level. They discussed Boko Haram as well as ISIL and its propaganda in Africa.