Countering Youth Engagement in Violence

May 24, 2018 01:25:53
Countering Youth Engagement in Violence
Events at USIP
Countering Youth Engagement in Violence

May 24 2018 | 01:25:53

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Show Notes

Violent extremism has become one of the major challenges to stability in fragile states, characterized by weak, non-inclusive institutions, and lack of economic opportunity. Youth are often perceived as particularly vulnerable to recruitment into extremist groups. The U.S. Institute of Peace has funded several impact evaluations of peacebuilding interventions over the last few years, including two rigorous evaluations of Mercy Corps’ youth programming in Afghanistan and Somalia aimed at reducing support for armed opposition groups.

Speakers

Joseph Hewittmoderator 
Vice President of Policy, Learning, and Strategy, USIP

Scott Worden 
Director of Afghanistan and Central Asia Programs, USIP

Aubrey Cox
Program Officer, Youth, USIP

Abdullahi Boru Halakhe 
Senior Officer Policy and Advocacy-Africa, International Rescue Committee

Beza Tesfaye
Senior Researcher, Mercy Corps

 

For more information about this event, please visit: https://www.usip.org/events/countering-youth-engagement-violence

 

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