Social Cohesion and Human Security: A Discussion with Michelle Ndiaye

In an interview with the Africa Center, Michelle Ndiaye discusses how social cohesion can help to prevent identity-based conflict and how the media and government institutions can strengthen the social fabric.

In an interview with the Africa Center, Michelle Ndiaye discusses how social cohesion can help to prevent identity-based conflict by providing communities with a common sense of purpose and shared values. The media can play a role in strengthening the social fabric by using “the power of the microphone,” and government institutions can further support social cohesion through transparency and accountability. Ms. Ndiaye is an Adjunct Faculty member of the Africa Center for Strategic Studies. In addition, she is the Head of the Tana Forum Secretariat and the Director of the Africa Peace and Security Program in collaboration with the African Union Commission at the Institute for Peace and Security Studies.