Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism Course

Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism Course

Peace and Security Studies

Course Duration: 11th -22nd December,2017

Application Date: - Sep 15, 2017
Course Fee: Non AU nominated participants attending this course are expected to pay a commitment fee of $500.00.

Course Summary:

Indeed, other parts of the continent, particularly northern Africa, Eastern Africa and especially the Great Lakes region continue to suffer from considerable violence and instability from violent extremist which poses precarious socio-economic and enormous security challenges for the African continent. There are over 40 identified extremist groups and needless to say, keep increasing by the day leading to consistent growth in unemployment, corruption, poverty, social inequality, religious intolerance just to mention a few which makes it easier for these groups to recruit and radicalise their followers especially the youth. The course is aimed at building individual skills to enhance the capacity and effectiveness of personnel of the UN, AU, Regional and National Institutions to prevent and counter Violent Extremism.

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Target Participants:

  • African Union and other Region bodies
  • UN Country Missions, Agencies, Funds, Programmes and Entities in Regions affected by PCVE
  • Security agencies, Intelligence Agencies, Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDA’s) dealing with Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism in Africa
  • Relevant Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO)/Civil Society Organisations actively participating or supporting PCVE programmes in conflict-affected or post-conflict African countries.