Supporting Leaders Project

This project seeks to leverage on the influence and power of religious and community leaders in the fight against violent extremism and terrorism in the vulnerable areas in Kenya. These leaders form a strategic and significant cohort because of their ground-level insights informed by voices, perceptions, experiences, and motivations of affected populations. In this project, the Institute, in conjunction with Tony Blair Institute for Global Change, seeks to build the capacity of these leaders from Upper Eastern, North Eastern, and Coastal regions equipping them with various skills and knowledge ranging from peacebuilding; conflict management; religion, conflict and peace; Preventing or Countering Violent Extremism (P/CVE); early warning systems; and extremist narratives.