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