CALL FOR PAPERS Book project: Enhancing Democratic Policing of Public Gatherings and Demonstrations in Kenya Police in Kenya have a long history of repressive response to public protests and in particular to anti-government protests. In many instances, protesters have been shot to death by police and many others injured and maimed. The most recent experience of police use of excessive violence was in response to the contested 2017 presidential elections. Similar violence was seen during
NAIROBI, Sept. 5 (Xinhua) — Kenya and the civil society organization on Wednesday launched a platform to curb violent extremism. Mutuma Ruteere, the director of the Center for Human Rights and Policy Studies (CHRIPS), told a media briefing in Nairobi that the government funded Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) Research Hub will enhance the response to the changing threat of violent extremism. Read more
New online hub focuses on countering violent extremism in Kenya Photo: Lilian Wanjohi of the British Council and Newton-Utafiti Fund, during the launch of the countering violent extremism research hub in Nairobi, Kenya. Image credit: CHRIPS Launched today in Nairobi, a new online hub focusing on Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) in Kenya hopes to connect researchers, practitioners and policymakers. The Countering Violent Extremism Research Hub, a collaboration between the Centre for Human Rights and Policy
Photo: Launch of the countering violent extremism research hub in Nairobi, Kenya. Image credit: CHRIPS An online hub for countering violent extremism in Kenya has been launched by the Center for Human Rights and Policy Studies(CHRIPS). The hub is designed with a softer approach to terrorism which tries to counter cases of violence from the ground by methods like dialogue. Read more
Launch of the Countering Violent Extremism Research Hub The Centre for Human Rights and Policy Studies (CHRIPS) will on Wednesday, September 4, 2018 from 7:30-9:30am officially launch an online Countering Violence Extremism Research Hub as well as a new book on, ‘Confronting Violent Extremism in Kenya: Debates, Ideas and Challenges’ at Fairmount, the Norfolk, in Nairobi. The CVE Research Hub is an online platform designed as a one-stop shop for researchers and policy actors working
Safety in CVE Research Researchers and practitioners in the field of violent extremism often operate within complex and dynamic social and political contexts. As a practitioner in violent extremism, it is therefore essential that you plan your work taking into account the risk environment, and remain security conscious throughout. Researchers and organisations working on CVE should analyse the threats they are likely to face and understand the unique risks that a violent extremism project would
Open vacancies at the Life and Peace Institute Senior Policy Advisor – Horn of Africa Regional Programme (HARP) The Senior Policy Advisor will be responsible for the effective implementation of LPI’s regional policy advocacy efforts and monitoring progress towards our policy goals, in close collaboration with the HARP Team Leader, HARP team, Head of Addis Ababa Regional Office and Director of Global Policy. How to apply Please see full job description. Please submit your application
The CHRIPS Terror Attacks and Arrests Observatory The CHRIPS Terror Attacks and Arrests Observatory is a record of dis-aggregated information on all media reported terror-related incidences in Kenya. The Observatory collects and analyses data on dates, location (county and town), perpetrator, target type, weapons used, number of fatalities and injured persons and property damage or loss. The data can be used to analyse trends in any mapping program or statistical package as well as to
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