Every Nigerian is aware of the devastation inflicted by the insurgency but few understand the nuances behind the rise of violent extremism and the true scale of the plight that victims and survivors of the insurgency face. Even fewer understand how to respond to these issues. Any response to the situation must be predicated on practical solutions to immediate problems.
The Neem Foundation believes that much greater awareness is required, particularly in the area of psycho-social support. Advocacy is an essential cross-cutting component embedded within all of our work. While the Foundation seeks to make a real impact at the grassroots level, it is also vitally important that we reach out to policy and decision makers in order to support and guide the institutionalization of PVE in Nigeria.