Center for Study of Terrorism, Violent Extremism and Radicalization
The Center for Study of Terrorism, Violent Extremism and Radicalization conducts, analyses and synthesises research in terrorism, violent extremism and radicalization to assist governments and other agencies make evidence-based interventions. It also undertakes in-depth analyses of subtleties of violent extremism and provide policy direction to relevant authorities and decision-makers in the Horn of Africa region. Specifically, the Center does analyses of push and pull factors into violent extremism at macro-level (socio-economic or political drivers), meso-level (social and cultural drivers) and micro-level (individual in nature). Subsequently, the Center publishes its research and activities in manuals and books, holds workshops, seminars, conferences, round table discussions, consultative meetings, and media appearances.
The Center draws on its experience as well as a network of experts to achieve its objective.
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Sh. Ramadhan Aula
Sh. Ramadhan Aula holds a master’s degree in Religious Studies from the University of Nairobi. He has a bachelor’s degree in Sharia from Islamic University of Madina in Saudi Arabia and a diploma in Administration from the United Kingdom. He also has Certificates in Project Management, Communication, and Leadership.
He is also the Programme Manager for Building Resilience Against Violent Extremism (BRAVE). He has worked as lecturer of Religious Studies (Islamic Studies) at Mt. Kenya University, and University of Nairobi. He also authored learning materials for beginners of Arabic Studies. Sheikh Ramadhan has wealth of experience in social mobilization, facilitation and training. He facilitated Intra-faith Community Dialogue Fora funded by UNDP in Mombasa, Kwale, Kilifi, Tana River, Lamu, Wajir, Mandera, Garissa, Isiolo and Marsabit. Edited the BRAVE Training Manual and Resource Guide on Narratives of Violent Extremists and Counter-Narratives. He also facilitated Inter-faith Community Dialogue Fora funded by UNDP for Coast Region and North Eastern Region. He trained BRAVE ToT on Resilience, Narratives and Counter-Narratives of the violent extremist groups in Nairobi, Mombasa, Kilifi, Lamu, Wajir, Garissa, Mandera, Isiolo and West Kenya. His areas of specialization include research in Islamic law, social mobilization, facilitation, and training.