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East and Southern Africa

Terrorism and violent extremism related threats in this region are wide-ranging. It reflects the region’s diversity, which varies in ethnicity, socio-economic conditions and political structures. The primary networks posing a threat are religiously driven, violent extremist groups. These groups continue to evolve in their recruitment strategies, capitalizing on social media platforms to attract younger followers, while continuing to infiltrate local communities, exploit religious narratives, and fuel anti-government grievances. 

Terrorism and violent extremism related threats in this region are wide-ranging. It reflects the region’s diversity, which varies in ethnicity, socio-economic conditions and political structures. The primary networks posing a threat are religiously driven, violent extremist groups. These groups continue to evolve in their recruitment strategies, capitalizing on social media platforms to attract younger followers, while continuing to infiltrate local communities, exploit religious narratives, and fuel anti-government grievances.

Our focus is to continue undermining violent extremists’ group’s radicalization and recruitment efforts within the region. We also work towards empowering civil society groups, interfaith groups and various other communities at the grassroots level, while supporting the implementation of effective policies, strategies and CVE National Action Plans in the region. As these groups evolve, we also stay informed and research ways to strengthen local interventions and tackle push and pull factors in order to prevent radicalization leading to violent extremism.

 

Programs in this region

The Reshaping of the Terrorist and Extremist Landscape in a Post Pandemic World
Program

The Reshaping of the Terrorist and Extremist Landscape in a Post Pandemic World

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Preventing violent extremism through education in Uganda and South Sudan
Program Education

Preventing violent extremism through education in Uganda and South Sudan

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National Action Plans to Prevent and Counter Violent Extremism
Program National Strategies and Action Plans

National Action Plans to Prevent and Counter Violent Extremism

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Empowering communities to take the lead in Kenya
Program Community Resilience

Empowering communities to take the lead in Kenya

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Resources for this region

Are Criminals Good Terrorists? What can we learn from research in a prison about the link between non-political crime and extremism in Kenya?
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Are Criminals Good Terrorists? What can we learn from research in a prison about the link between non-political crime and extremism in Kenya?

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Projecting the Impact of a Program on PVE Through Education in Uganda
Reports and Publications

Projecting the Impact of a Program on PVE Through Education in Uganda

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Classroom Activities: Preventing Violent Extremism through Education in East Africa
Reports and Publications

Classroom Activities: Preventing Violent Extremism through Education in East Africa

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Undermining Violent Extremist Narratives in East Africa: A How-To Guide
Reports and Publications

Undermining Violent Extremist Narratives in East Africa: A How-To Guide

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National Capacity-Building Workshop Report on PVE through Education in Uganda
Reports and Publications

National Capacity-Building Workshop Report on PVE through Education in Uganda

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P/CVE in Africa: The role of the mining sector
Reports and Publications

P/CVE in Africa: The role of the mining sector

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CVE Research Brief 5: Sahel, West Africa & HOA
Reports and Publications

CVE Research Brief 5: Sahel, West Africa & HOA

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