Funding Opportunity: Strengthening Community Networks against Terrorist Recruitment in Kenya The United States Department of State’s Bureau of Counterterrorism and Countering Violent Extremism (CT) announces a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) to support programming to strengthen the role of families and community leaders against terrorist recruitment in Kenya. Subject to the availability of funds, CT intends to issue an award of up to $790,000 for a project period of up to two years. The anticipated
Download your copy and read about: 1) Comparative Perspectives on Islamic Radicalism in Kenya and the Horn of Africa – Paul Goldsmith 2) Kenya: Fighting Terrorism Within and Without the Law – Ken Nyaundi 3) Countering Violent Extremism: A Gender Perspective – Nerida Nthamburi 4) Online Radicalisation and Recruitment: Al-Shabaab Luring Strategies with New Technology – Fathima Azmiya Badurdeen 5) Countering Violent Extremism: Lessons from Lamu, Kenya – Patrick Mutahi and Nathaniel Kabala 6) “Operation
CHRIPS new book on Confronting Violent Extremism in Kenya: Debates, Ideas and Challenges CHRIPS is leading the publication of a new book on Confronting Violent Extremism in Kenya: Debates, Ideas and Challenges. The book brings together critical analyses on a range of issues touching on violent extremism by a multidisciplinary team of scholars with a long-standing interest on the subject in Kenya, the region and globally. The papers in the book cover the breadth as
UN Human Rights Fellowship Program 2018 for people of African Descent (Fully funded to Geneva Switzerland) Deadline : 1 June 2018 The Fellowship Programme for People of African Descent provides the participants with an intensive learning opportunity to deepen their understanding of the United Nations human rights system, instruments and mechanisms, with a focus on issues of particular relevance to people of African descent. The Fellowship Programme will allow the participants to better contribute to
Networking and security basics in CVE research Watch the following playlist of Countering Violent Extremism (CVE)  interviews produced by the Centre for Human Rights and Policy Studies (CHRIPS). The first 6 – minute interview, ‘Security and Safety challenges in CVE Research in Kenya’, shows how CVE practitioners can protect themselves while in the line of duty. In the interview, Ms. Salome Nduta of the National Coalition of Human Rights Defenders-Kenya (NCHRD-K) talks about the challenges,
CVE Research Hub Network on Countering Violent Extremism Launched The Centre for Human Rights and Policy Studies (CHRIPS) in partnership with the Institute of Development Studies (IDS, UK) convened CVE experts, practitioners and researchers from Nairobi, Mombasa, Kwale, Lamu, Isiolo and Garissa counties on 14  December, 2017,  to launch a  knowledge and advocacy network to counter and prevent violent extremism in Kenya. The  CVE research hub network brings together researchers, policy-makers, practitioners and grassroots activists
The recent elections in Kenya raised tensions both nationally and internationally with many fearing a repeat of the violence seen in the 2007/8 elections, which claimed the lives of more than 1,200 people and left more than 600,000 displaced from their homes. Despite a predominantly peaceful electoral process in 2013, many still feared the occurrence of violence this time round. As a Kenyan economist commented: “We are hung up with 2007 and 2008, which were