Strong Cities Network meets His Holiness the Dalai Lama in India

Mayor Fischer of Louisville and Mayor Tait of Anaheim joined ISD’s Farah Pandith and Rebecca Skellett for 10-day trip to India, organised by the Strong Cities Network (SCN), which included a meeting with His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala. The trip also included meetings with city officials in Mumbai and South Delhi, police, business leaders,…
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Mombasa County delegation travels to Kristiansand for SCN City Exchange

From 19 to 23 March, the City of Kristiansand hosted a high-level delegation from Mombasa County for a bilateral exchange, building cooperation and shared learning to build resilience against violent extremism in both cities. The Mombasa-Kristiansand exchange focused on the key themes of prevention and resilience building among local youth, implementation of local P/CVE action…
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SCN Mayoral Task Force launched in DC

The SCN launched a Mayoral Task Force with mayors from Canada, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the United Kingdom, and the United States.  The SCN brought together 20+ city leaders from Canada, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the United Kingdom, and the United States to launch a Mayoral Task Force that seeks to galvanise Public-Private Partnerships to build social cohesion…
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SCN Local Innovation Grants – Call for Proposals for South Asia

The Strong Cities Network (SCN) is pleased to announce an opportunity for the award of two Local Innovation Grants for a community-based organisation to implement new projects and activities aimed at preventing and countering violent extremism (P/CVE) at the local level across South Asia. SCN Local Innovation Grants are aimed at providing support to civil…
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Second Regional Training Workshop – SCN in Lebanon and Jordan

The Strong Cities Network (SCN) regional municipality capacity building project, supported by the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), held its second regional training workshop in Jordan on the role of mentorship in preventing violent extremism on 25-28 October 2017. The workshop was attended by approximately 100 members of the six local Lebanese and Jordanian municipality-led…
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SCN in Jordan: Workshop brings together municipal practitioners and youth

The day kicked off with training sessions on best practice examples and principles on how to positively involve and engage young people in prevention, promoting peace and challenging division. Building on the previous two-day youth Innovation Lab (25th-26th of November), the sessions included a particular focus on the role of digital content and social media…
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SCN Lebanon & Jordan: Official Launch of Four Local Prevention Networks

Four SCN member municipalities have officially launched local Prevention Networks in Lebanon and Jordan, with support from the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs under the regional Strong Cities capacity-building programme. Building on two years of engagement and partnership between local leaders and community members to establish effective prevention and resilience units at the city level,…
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Building Effective Local Systems for Prevention in Pakistan

On 1-4 November 2017, Pakistan-based NGO and SCN partner Individualland (IL) convened a capacity-building workshop for mayors and district officials from the cities of Peshawar, Nowshera and Quetta. Supported by US Embassy Islamabad’s Community Engagement Office, the workshop was well attended and included high-level representation from federal ministers, mayors and the Strong Cities Network. It…
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SCN Local Innovation Grants – Call for Proposals for the Western Balkans

The Strong Cities Network (SCN) is pleased to announce an opportunity for the award of a Local Innovation Grant for a community-based organisation to implement new projects and activities aimed at preventing and countering violent extremism (P/CVE) at the local level across the Western Balkans. SCN Local Innovation Grants are aimed at providing support to…
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Strong Cities Network at UNGA17

UNGA

As the SCN celebrated its two-year anniversary on the 29 September 2017, it was fitting to return to New York for the 72nd United National General Assembly to showcase achievements to date and continue to amplify the innate value of cities in the prevention of polarisation, hate, extremism and terrorism in all its forms to…
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