About Us

Objective. Independent. Definitive.

About the HORN Institute

The HORN Institute is an applied research and policy think tank established in 2017. It has its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya. The HORN Institute seeks to mainstream evidence based research in public policy processes. Our key thematic areas include; defense and security; diplomacy and foreign relations; conflict resolution and peace-building; governance and statecraft; strategic communication and information; terrorism, radicalization, and religious extremism.

Vision

A progressive Horn of Africa region served by informed, objective, and domestically produced evidence-based policy research and analysis that positively informs scholarship, policy, and practice regionally and globally.

Mission

Contribute to informed, objective, home-grown, definitive research and analytical inquiry and influence national and institutional policies primarily in the Horn of Africa, and to a greater extent, the African continent and the world beyond it.

Objectives

  1. Carry out cutting-edge action-research and analysis to help inform current policy making in the areas of defense and security; diplomacy and foreign relations; conflict resolution and peace-building; governance and statecraft; transnational threats; terrorism, radicalization and extremism.
  2. Undertake actual conflict resolution, provide neutral platforms for talks and negotiations by conflicting parties, nationally and/or internationally.
  3. Carry out routine advocacy on matters of security, conflict resolution, and peace building in the Horn of Africa.
  4. Advise on design, and operationalize strategies on strategic communication in the context of fighting terrorism, responding to conflicts and other emerging threats to security in the Horn of Africa region.
  5. Conduct research and analysis on violent extremism and train and advise relevant agencies, institutions, and authorities on effective counter-extremism strategies.

 

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