Preventing violent extremism in East Africa: lessons from Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania and Uganda

2019-09-11

Initiatives to prevent and counter violent extremism in East Africa are being implemented by numerous organisations and are receiving significant funding to address the drivers behind violent extremism in the region. This report examined such projects to establish their objectives, target groups, activities, theories of change, evaluation approaches, donor organisations and funding amounts. The study also focused on the organisations implementing these projects and how they design them to address the violence in the region.


About the authors

Isel van Zyl is a junior researcher in the Transnational Threats and International Crime Programme at the ISS. She holds a Master’s degree in Advanced European and International Studies from the Centre international de formation européenne (CIFE) in Nice, France.

Maram Mahdi is a junior researcher in the Transnational Threats and International Crime Programme at the ISS. She holds a Master’s degree in Security Studies from the University of Pretoria in South Africa.


Picture: Amelia Broodryk/ISS

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