Issue 6: THE CHANGING DYNAMICS OF TERRORISM AND VIOLENT EXTREMISM IN AFRICA: TOWARDS EFFECTIVE PREVENTION AND COUNTER-TERRORISM STRATEGIES
The HORN Institute organized an international conference on terrorism and violent extremism on April 24 – 26, 2018, in Nairobi (Kenya). The theme of the conference was The Changing Dynamics of Terrorism and Violent Extremism in Africa: Towards Effective Prevention and Counter-Terrorism Strategies. The conference provided scholars, practitioners, government officials and other policy-makers an opportunity to discuss the scourge of terror in all its complexities and to share the lessons learned by drawing on own experiences in countering this threat. There was a general consensus that, effectively addressing terrorism and violent extremism requires maximum coordination by all relevant agencies involved in this fight: governments, non-governmental organizations, regional bodies, research and learning institutions as well as community organizations.