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Yachaou Mamane

Country: Niger

Trainer and Lecturer, Islamic University in Niger and Leader, NGO "Recup"

Yachaou is a consultant in the field of peace and security and is currently leading Recup, an NGO that he founded and which inspires young people in entrepreneurship, employability, peacebuilding, prevention of violent extremism, conflict resolution, the promotion of sustainable peace and security and youth participation in intercultural and interreligious dialogue. He is a human rights defender and teacher at the Islamic University of Niger where he conducts workshops and lectures on interreligious dialogue. He has created many inspiring initiatives for youth in his native Niger and in the wider world through his participation in international events. He has experience in the eradication of hate speech, youth advocacy and the promotion of tolerance and peace between religions and ‘cousin in jest’ between ethnics. He graduated in agricultural economics and specialised in food security from China Agricultural University in Beijing. He is a 2015 Fellow of UNAOC, member of iDove (Interfaith Dialogue On Violent Extremism) and 2018 Fellow of Leaders Africa (the Obama Foundation). He speaks French, Arabic, English, Chinese and his native Hausa.