Pillar 3 : Disarmament, Demobilization, Rehabilitation, Reinsertions and Reintegration of Persons associated with Boko Haram (DDRRR)

of the Regional Strategy for the Stabilization, Recovery & Resilience of the Boko Haram- affected Areas of the Lake Chad Basin Region

What is it about?

The classic Disarmament, Demobilisation and Reintegration (DDR) rubric is not sufficient to address the key challenges of handling Boko Haram associated individuals. A broader approach that involves rehabilitation, reinsertion and reintegration of terrorists was developed by the Regional Strategy, which is in line with the UN Security Council Resolution 2396 for a comprehensive, transparent, human-rights-based approach. 


The DDRRR pillar of the Regional Strategy has four strategic objectives:

  1. Screening and Disarmament: To ensure that persons associated with Boko Haram are received, screened and disarmed according to a common regional approach in line with international and continental standards
  2. Transitional Justice: To strengthen and harmonize National transitional and criminal justice systems to effectively undertake the investigation and prosecution of persons associated with Boko Haram and other forms of accountability
  3. Rehabilitation and Reconciliation: To ensure that persons associated with Boko Haram and other violent extremist groups are rehabilitated according to a common regional approach linked to later reintegration activities and including psychosocial support, health, nutrition (in a first phase) and vocational training and income-generating activities (in a second phase)
  4. Reinsertion and Reintegration: To ensure that persons associated with Boko Haram, members of vigilante groups/vigilance committees, returnees (including former prisoners), youth at risk and victims of Boko Haram receive community-based reintegration support, following a harmonized regional approach


Browse through ongoing and future projects below!

DDRRR of Persons Associated to Boko Haram

Subgroup from the Security and Protection COP

Organized Crime: West African Response to Trafficking (OCWAR-T)


Lake Chad Basin Civil Society Inclusive Reintegration Network: Peace by Africa

Socio-economic reintegration of Boko Haram ex-combatants, victims and released persons in the Diffa region