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Inclusive Mechanisms Targeting Youth for Countering Violent Extremism in the IGAD Region

The creation of an inclusive mechanism to mainstream youth and youth issues into interventions in Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) poses substantive conceptual, methodological and policy challenges. For the most part, young men and women make up the majority of actors- and “foot soldiers”- that embrace and actively engage in acts of violent extremism (VE). As the threat posed by VE deepens in Africa, especially, inter-governmental state and non-state institutions are investing time and resources to contemplate and implement innovative and collaborative solutions. However, there is still a plethora of gaps in the conceptual understanding of youth engagements in VE and in the current approaches put in place by state and non-state actors to CVE.

A longitudinal design and mixed method is deployed in this study, with emphasis on scholarly and action-oriented policy outputs. Placing premium on gender-disaggregated data, the study emphasizes in-depth contextual analysis of the structural factors that underpin youth exclusion, injustice vis-à-vis violence, extremism and radicalization. Three organizations: OSSREA (academia), PeaceNet(CSOs) and IGAD (Inter-governmental) are collaborating to bringing critical synergies and comparative advantages to the successful implementation of the project. The network will jointly engage in the co-production of new knowledge and interventions on multi-stakeholders engagement with youth in CVE. The overall aim is to generate new and richer body of knowledge and perspectives to inform evidence based policy interventions on CVE in two member states of the Inter-Governmental Authority for Development (IGAD); (Kenya and Uganda), and across Africa.

 

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Research Findings Reports and Presentations

A Book based on the baseline study in Uganda

CLICK HERE to download and read A Book on the case study of Uganda - Youth Inclusive Mechanisms for Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism in the IGAD Region. 

A Book based on the baseline study in Kenya

CLICK HERE to download and read A Book on the case study of Kenya - Youth Inclusive Mechanisms for Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism in the IGAD Region. 

Project Newsletter - 1st Issue

CLICK HERE to download and read the first issue of a yearly newsletter that outlines and discusses the activities and outcomes of the project. 

Project Newsletter - 2nd Issue

CLICK HERE to download and read the second issue of a yearly newsletter that outlines and discusses the activities and outcomes of the project. 

Preliminary Findings (Kenya) 

CLICK HERE to download and read the preliminary findings of the baseline study of this project in Kenya 

   

 Preliminary Findings (Uganda)

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 A guidance note for Youth Peace Ambassadors

 CLICK HERE to download and read Amplifying the Youth Voices in PCVE: A guidance note for Youth Peace Ambassadors


Project Inception Workshops

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Project inception workshops were conducted both in Kenya and Uganda. Various stakeholders from government, security actors, CSOs, Youth associations, community leaders, media and academia participated in the workshops. A report of the inception workshops is produced and made available here.  CLICK HERE to download the inception workshop report.

CLICK HERE to download and read the presentation on the overall project overview presentation which was presented at the inception workshops in Kenya and Uganda.

 


Research Design and Methodology

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This is a diagram that shows the research process being used in the implementation of the Youth Inclusive Mechanisms for Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism in the IGAD Region Project. It shows:

1) The partner organisations in the implementation of the project,  

2) The purpose and objective of the research study

3) The research design

4) Consultative meetings

5) Data collection and analysis of evidence

6) Comparing the findings in the two countries

 

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Theory of Change

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Research Process

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Research Methodology and Design

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Literature Review

 CLICK HERE to download and read the literature review on preventing and countering violent extremism 


Research Area 

The infographic shows the research countries and specific places where the research team conducted the baseline studies in the two countries. It also indicates the number of Focus Group Discussions in each country, the number of questionnaires administered to the youth and community leaders.

 

 

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OSSREA Strategic Plan 2016 - 2020

The OSSREA 2016 - 2020 Strategic Plan is a blue print that guides the activities of the Secretariat and its National Chapters for the period 2016 to 2020. Download the PDF version and be informed about the planned intervention areas.

OSSREA Annual Reports

OSSREA publishes and freely disseminates the status of all its current activities regarding research, capacity development, publication, dissemination, financial and administration in an annual report form. The annual reports are avialable for download in PDF format.

OSSREA Catalogue

The OSSREA catalogue which is updated yearly contains short information about the publications of OSSREA. The PDF version of the catalogue is freely available for download. Download now the 2013 Catalogue to find out more about the publications of OSSREA.

OSSREA Contact Details

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