In January 2019, the IIJ convened a workshop in N'Djamena on Applying The Hague-Marrakech Memorandum and Addendum to Coordinate an Effective Response to the TF-FTF-RFTF Phenomena in Chad. The workshop brought together judges, prosecutors, investigators, correction officers, social workers, psychologists and religious leaders from various organisations in Chad, along with national and international subject-matter experts, to share expertise and experiences relevant to the GCTF good practices, Chad’s National CVE Strategy, and strategies for enhancing interagency cooperation and multi-disciplinary teamwork in the context of rehabilitation programs. During in-depth discussions and group exercises, participants discussed elements for a possible addendum to Chad’s National CVE Strategy to address rehabilitation and reintegration for terrorist offenders, which will be discussed and developed further at the next workshop in March 2019.
The Chad workshop was convened under the IIJ Returning Foreign Fighters Initiative, and is part of a project – funded by the Government of the Netherlands – on rehabilitating and reintegrating terrorist offenders with a specific focus on Chad and Mali. The project is implementing the recommendations articulated in the GCTF's Addendum to The Hague-Marrakech Memorandum on Good Practices for a More Effective Response to the FTF Phenomenon, with a focus on Returning FTFs. The workshop in N’Djamena was the first of four capacity-building workshops with Chad. Separately and concurrently, four capacity-building workshops are being held in Mali, the first of which took place in December 2018.
For more information on this workshop, or the IIJ RFTFs Initiative, please contact Director, Programmatic Unit, Gail Malone.