IGAD Launches Counter Terrorism Centre To Deal With Rising Violent Extremism In The Region

The International Authority on Development (IGAD) on April 25th 2018 convened to officially reveal a major strategy to counter and prevent violent extremism as terrorism continues to be a major security threat among member states; Somalia, Uganda, Kenya, Sudan, South Sudan, Djibouti, Ethiopia, and Eritrea.

IGAD Center of Excellence in Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism (ICEPCVE) in Djibouti is expected to play a big role in institutionalizing the prevention and countering of violent extremism in the Horn of Eastern Africa Region.

As Violent extremism increasingly becomes a transnational security threat that is undermining international peace and security as clearly expounded in the 2016 UN Secretary General Plan of Action for Preventing Violent Extremism (PVE), the centre aims at providing training to enhance capabilities of governments to counter violent extremism, providing a space for researchers to catalyse more research to effectively counter violent extremism.

Also, the centre will specialise in empowering youth, women, religious leaders and civil society by enhancing capacity in countering violent extremist ideology by helping generate positive alternatives for young people vulnerable to violent extremist recruitment.

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