The Timbuktu Center Think Tank

The Timbuktu Center for Strategic Studies on the Sahel is an independent research-to-action think tank founded by researchers, consultants, and academics dedicated to peace-building efforts to make this world a better place to live. We work in the Sahel region of West Africa.

Our mission

  • To build grassroots alliances across the rural Sahel to work for sustainable peace.
  • To bring together community leaders to identify common values and goals to fight violent extremism.
  • To connect to communities with resources to promote cultural awareness in the spirit of tolerance and respect.

Our work

The Timbuktu Center conducts research and data collection and organizes workshops and conferences on a wide range of violent threats.

These include including terrorism, counterterrorism, violent extremism, disinformation, geopolitical dynamics, geostrategic dynamics, religious dynamics, armed group dynamics, Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR), and irregular migration, cattle rustling, environmental post-conflict reconstruction, and armed conflict.

We provide conflict mediation training, conflict analysis, and other peacebuilding resources to people, organizations, and government intuitions working to build peace and free our world from violence and hatred.


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