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Thwarting violent extremism: a new approach


Countering or preventing violent extremism (CVE or PVE) is a risk averse field buffeted by cautious politics and frightening violent extremist organizations (VEOs). Many donors and practitioners skirt danger by employing development approaches to thwart extremism, addressing issues like youth unemployment, poverty and unequal access to education – even as research makes plain that they are not the main reasons why a young person joins a VEO.

Such imprecise efforts make impact assessment difficult. But a second evaluation challenge is even more formidable: it is virtually impossible to prove that any initiative prevented a young person from joining a VEO.

Several members of local organizations in East Africa shared with me the best indicator of effectiveness that I have come across. They told me that they know their initiatives are interfering with VEO activities when VEO officials secure their mobile phone numbers and start texting them, remarking on where they live and, sometimes, where their children go to school. Authentic CVE/PVE work is as dangerous as it is difficult.

How can states and agencies counter violent extremism, much less prevent it? Before sharing some ideas for next steps, it’s important to get the basics right. Learn more...

 

Source : Alliance for Peacebuilding



‘Growth mindset’ in education: Great new tool or overrated fad?


“Growth mindset” theory in education proposes that minds are malleable: teachers can improve students’ "intelligence, ability and performance" by encouraging them to believe their learning abilities aren’t fixed, but are capable of growth. The theory is popular in education circles.

Firsthand teacher accounts show dramatic learning improvements attributed to growth mindset. It also has its detractors. At least one well-designed study found little evidence the theory really does work in practice. Who’s right? Learn more...

Source : Multi Briefs



‘Growth mindset’ in education: Great new tool or overrated fad?

‘Growth mindset’ in education: Great new tool or overrated fad?

“Growth mindset” theory in education proposes that minds are malleable: teachers can improve students’ "intelligence, ability and performance" by encouraging them to believe their learning abilities aren’t fixed, but are capable of growth. The theory is popular in education circles.

Firsthand teacher accounts show dramatic learning improvements attributed to growth mindset. It also has its detractors. At least one well-designed study found little evidence the theory really does work in practice. Who’s right? Learn more...

Source : Multi Briefs



A war of words: why counter-messaging to prevent ‘violent extremism’ is counter-productive


Many governments have stepped up efforts to counter what they see as ‘violent extremism’ in their countries. Kloé Tricot O’Farrell argues that these ‘counter-messaging’ campaigns can fuel isolation and discontent. Learn more...

 

Source : saferworld



Frontlines - Young people at the forefront of preventing and responding to violent extremism


TitleFrontlines - Young people at the forefront of preventing and responding to violent extremism

Description : The report puts forward and synthesizes data from field case studies/focus group discussions, a mapping of youth-led actions in the five regions, a global literature review, and a global survey on Youth and countering and preventing violent extremism for practitioners, to better understand young people’s aspirations and perceptions and improve programming. It is titled “Frontlines” in recognition of the fact that young people are already at the forefront of efforts to address and prevent violent extremism (PVE). 

Date of publication: 2019

Author: UNDP 

Link: DOWNLOAD



''Education constitutes an important building block to counter violent extremist narratives''


Equal access to education can open vital spaces for inclusiveness, reconciliation and dialogue as well as address prevailing toxic narratives fuelling violent and extremist ideologies, said the Executive Director of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue Ambassador Idriss Jazairy at a conference organized by the World Council of Churches (WCC). Learn more...

Source: IPSNews



IGAD region to explore new approaches against terrorism


A transnational security threat of terrorism has re-emerged in the IGAD region with a vengeance, requiring a bold new regional approach to counteracting it. Currently, the region also faces serious and complex transnational security threats including financing terrorism, violent extremism, cyber-crime, trafficking in humans and drugs (...)  Learn more...

Source: PoliticalAnalysis



The Many Drivers Enabling Violent Extremism in Northern Mozambique


The violent extremist threat in northern Mozambique exploits underlying societal vulnerabilities of inequity, insecure land rights, and distrust of authorities.Le mouvement islamiste armé dans le Mozambique province nord de Cabo Delgado, connu localement comme « al Shabaab » (pas de relation directe avec le groupe militant somalien) ou « Sunna swahili » (le chemin swahili), entre autres noms, est responsable de plus de 100 décès , destruction de biens et déplacement de milliers de personnes. Le groupe a d'abord attiré l'attention en attaquant un commissariat de police en octobre 2017. Learn more...



Sahel countries gather around the monitoring of the integration of PVE into education systems


Mali, Niger, the Gambia, Burkina Faso, Senegal and Guinea-Bissau met for two days in Dakar to review progress in integrating the prevention of violent extremism (PVE) into their education programs and the teaching and learning processes of their respective countries. Learn more...

 

Source: UNESCO



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