An Update on Preventing Violent Extremism in the Horn of Africa

Author
Rahma Dualeh
Content Type
Special Report
Institution
Georgetown Journal of International Affairs
Abstract
Five years have passed since the UN global mandate on preventing violent extremism (PVE) was launched and rapidly adopted by the Horn of Africa (HoA) countries. Since then, mostly small and medium international organizations funded by foreign, largely Western, donors have pioneered work in this space. Notably, the African Union (AU) Peace & Security Council has tried to lead the region’s path to PVE – it has championed the inclusion of youth and called for gender mainstreaming in programming. The AU has also attempted to connect East and West Africa’s lessons learned in combatting violent extremism. Yet, challenges remain with regard to implementing both regional and international PVE-related commitments.
Topic
Conflict Resolution, Security, War, Violent Extremism, Conflict
Political Geography
Africa, Horn of Africa