LPBI SERIES FACT SHEET | Building Peace Through DDR Programs: Lessons from Reintegrating Boko Haram Ex-Recruits in Cameroon
This fact sheet provides a snapshot of conclusions from a Policy Note produced as part of RESOLVE's Local Peacebuilding Initiative (LPBI). Cameroon’s legal response to terrorism has raised concerns among civil society groups inside the country and internationally. Drawing upon field research and observations conducted in late 2020 in Maroua, Mora, Méri, and Yaoundé, grey literature and documentary sources, this note examines how existing community norms or mechanisms might be as useful as more standard approaches to disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration.
To learn more about the author's findings and recommendations, please refer to the RESOLVE Policy Note by Lydie C. Belporo: Building Peace through DDR Programs: Lessons from Reintegrating Boko Haram Ex-Recruits in Cameroon (2021).