- An established and fully functioning Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism Centre of Excellence contributing to a significant reduction in violent extremism across the region.
- To bring together state and non-state actors involved in preventing and countering violent extremism to develop and implement coherent strategies to build resilience against violent extremism in the Horn and Eastern Africa.
- And to strengthen coordination, cooperation and collaboration between IGAD member states, Tanzania and non-state actors involved in Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism. Crucially this will include harnessing the grassroots knowledge of local communities and involving them as active participants.
- To facilitate the building of partnerships between governments, NGOs and sub-national actors.
- Capture the numerous locally-led efforts to build resilience against violent extremism across the region.
- Provide technical assistance to national governments.
- Deliver Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism training and other activities by partner organizations to develop broader expertise and practice.
- Map the current research being undertaken in the region, conduct research gap analysis and commission research based on the findings.
Impact of COVID-19 on P/CVE: Setting the research agenda
Since the World Health Organization declared the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) a global pandemic in March 2020, there is fear that the pandemic might also provide a renewed opportunity for extremists and terrorist organizations to advance terrorist propaganda, scale up recruitment and/or launch attacks. Indeed, incidents of extremist activity, both in virtual spaces and in […]