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Senior Practice Specialist Luke Waggoner

Luke Waggoner is the Senior Practice Specialist for Democracy and Governance in Chemonics’ Middle East and North Africa division.

by Luke Waggoner

For Holistic Violence Prevention, Consider the Local Systems Framework

Community violence manifests in myriad forms, from gang violence to organized crime. The gamut of ways in which violence materializes implies a litany of societal cleavages, weak governance, and discordant agendas. Too often, efforts to prevent violence either diagnose the causes of violence too narrowly or fail to connect violence prevention on the individual level…