Current Projects

Countering Violent and Criminal-Minding Groups Through Community Dialogues Sessions

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September 19, 2016

Countering violent extremism through community dialogue forums aims to engage with the area communities including the youth between 14-29 age bracket in Jubaland and South west states of Somalia to generate responses from communities and individuals that result into a commitment to addressing the identified problems (issues)/gaps in a participatory manner, deeper understanding of the nature of the problem of violent extremism among individuals and communities in order to influence change., surfacing common issues and the resources to address them, (help identify barriers to positive change and uncover innovative ideas

The project  adopts a Communications for Development approach, using community dialogues and discussion forums as well as bottom –up approach in mapping localized problems and interventions. The Somali family services are the lead organization in partnership with Arigatou International funding from International Organization Immigration (IOM): (1) To gain an understanding from the community on what are the key challenges that make the community susceptible to violent extremism; (2) To gain a better understanding of the drivers of violent extremism among the comment; (3) Identify the key mitigating factors of the drivers of violent extremism in the community; (4) Come up with realistic and feasible mitigating factors that will be shared with the donor for subsequent funding on the problems identified; (5) CVE Community Dialogue Trainers ( TOTS).

 

Our Strategic Partners

*** Diakonia Sweden.
*** National Endowment for Democracy (NED).
*** United Nation High Commission for Refugees.
*** UNICEF.
***Save the Children.
*** Relief International.
*** CARE International.
***CISCO.
*** ADRA.
*** United Nation Development Programme (UNDP).
*** International Labor Organization (ILO).
*** United Nation for Somalia (UNSOM).
*** UNFPA.
*** Books for Africa.
*** Education Development Center (EDC).
*** Counterpart Internationa.l
*** AFRALTI.
*** Puntland Library and Resource Center
*** Radio Sahan-www.radiosahan.org

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