Is Kenya succeeding in preventing violent extremism?

Terrorism remains a risk, and there’s a lack of clarity on whether prevention efforts are working.

Despite efforts to prevent violent extremism in Kenya over the past several years, the problem persists. The situation is complicated by a lack of consensus about whether programmes to counter radicalisation and violent extremism are working.

This seminar reflects on current prevention efforts in Kenya and how they can be better designed for greater positive impact and social cohesion. Those working in the sector are encouraged to participate and share their experiences.

Chair: Mohamed Daghar, Researcher, ISS Nairobi


Yusuf Lule, Executive Director, Human Rights Agenda

Martine Zeuthen, Senior Research Fellow, Royal United Services Institute

Dominic Walaba, Chairman, Crime Journalists Association of Kenya

Development partners
This seminar is funded by the Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA). The ISS is also grateful for support from the members of the ISS Partnership Forum: the Hanns Seidel Foundation, the European Union, the Open Society Foundations and the governments of Canada, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the USA.
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