Kimairis Toogood

Publications

Projects

Countering extremism in Kawar Maila

This project aims to support innovative local solutions for countering extremism in Kawar Maila in northeast Nigeria, which has suffered from high levels of recruitment by Jama’atul ahl al-sunnah li da’awati wal jihad – commonly known as Boko Haram.

Posted on 29 April 2016

Developing mediation capacities in Kyrgyzstan

This project oversaw the training of community mediators in the Jalal-Abad province of Kyrgyzstan.

Posted on 01 June 2016

Promoting peace education in Islamiya schools

This project aims to increase understanding of the compatibility of Islamic principles and conflict resolution in Nigeria.

There is an alarming division between Islam and Christianity in Nigeria, exacerbated in part by corruption, political patronage and a general breakdown of democratic governance. Greater effort must be made to not only increase community awareness of the role of Islam in peacemaking, but also change negative perceptions of western education.

Posted on 08 March 2016

Sexual violence in northeast Nigeria

This joint research project with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) in Nigeria aimed to understand some of the negative ramifications for female survivors of, as well as children born out of, sexual violence by Jama’atul ahl al-sunnah li da’awati wal jihad – commonly known as Boko Haram – on returning home.

Posted on 16 February 2016

Supporting vulnerable communities and conflict-sensitive reintegration in northeast Nigeria

This project will support the reintegration of survivors of sexual violence by Jama’atul ahl al-sunnah li da’awati wal jihad – commonly known as Boko Haram – as well as those internally displaced by the conflict.

The violent insurgency by Boko Haram has left thousands of civilians dead and led to mass displacement across Nigeria and the surrounding countries, threatening the stability of the whole region. Maiduguri, in northeast Nigeria, is home to many of those displaced and faces severe challenges to social cohesion.

Posted on 18 July 2017