Report on the SCN City Exchange between Dakar and Montreal

Document IconAuthor: Strong Cities Network (2017)

ISD held the first Strong Cities Network (SCN) bilateral exchange on 16-18 October 2017, building cooperation and shared learning to counter violent extremism between the cities of Dakar, Senegal and Montréal, Canada.

Hosted in Montréal by Esteban Benavides, the city’s International Relations adviser, this exchange was the first of its kind and aims to promote and share on a city-to-city basis vital practical tools and initiatives to reduce local risk, prevent violence and build cohesive communities. Top officials from Dakar travelled to Montréal to attend these sessions, including Maye Seck, urban security adviser to the Mayor, and Papa Alassane Seck, supervisor of Dakar’s innovative Volunteer Programme.

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