THE CONTRIBUTION OF RELIGIOUS LEADERS TO SOCIAL COHESION
Client: EUROPEAN UNION
Obtaining the commitment of Muslim leaders to national cohesion in Niger
In Niger, socio-religious dynamics, intra-religious tensions and the threat of violent extremism constitute real challenges to national cohesion. In the Maradi region, known for the great diversity of Islamic currents present, and for its proximity to Nigeria (and thus the threat of Boko Haram), Quale led a process of consultation with Islamic leaders of all tendencies, engaging them collectively in a reflection on their contribution to strengthening national cohesion, and in the development of a ‘theory of change’ for social cohesion.