SCN in Lebanon and Jordan – 6 Prevention Networks established

The Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs is supporting a Strong Cities Network (SCN) pilot project, implemented by the Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD) in Lebanon under the patronage of the Ministry of Interior and Municipalities and in Jordan under the patronage of the Ministry of Municipality Affairs. The aim of the project is to build municipal,…
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SCN Local Innovation Grants – award announcement

SCN Local Innovation Grant

Following an open call for expressions of interest and after full consideration of more than 50 applications received prior to the deadline, we are very pleased to announce the award of our first Local Innovation Grant for East and West Africa to HAKI Africa. A civil society-led organisation based in Mombasa, Kenya, HAKI Africa works…
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Strong City Aurora receives City Cultural Diversity Award

We are very pleased to announce that the City of Aurora (Co, United States), a valued member of the Strong Cities Network, has been awarded the 2017 City Cultural Diversity Award by the National League of Cities. The award honours municipal programmes that encourage citizen involvement and recognises cities that develop creative and effective programmes to improve and promote…
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SCN Local Innovation Grants – Call for Proposals

The Strong Cities Network (SCN) is pleased to announce an opportunity for the award of up to two local innovation grants for community-based organizations to implement new projects and activities aimed at preventing and countering violent extremism (P/CVE) in locales across East and West Africa. The local innovation grants are aimed at providing support to…
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SCN East & West Africa Regional Practitioners’ Workshop

The first Strong Cities Network (SCN) Regional Practitioners’ Workshop of 2017 took place on 9-10 March, hosted by the City of Dakar, Senegal. The event brought together 50 participants, including local frontline CVE practitioners from 15 cities drawn from 10 countries across East and West Africa. Over two days, participants engaged in debates around the…
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The SCN Global Summit in Aarhus, Denmark on 17-19 May

Joint-hosted by the City of Aarhus, East Jutland Police and the Strong Cities Network, this year’s SCN Global Summit will be combined with the second Aarhus conference on Building Resilience to Radicalisation and Violent Extremism. This follows the first Aarhus international conference in 2015 and the inaugural SCN Global Summit in Antalya, Turkey in 2016….
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SCN Interview: Ricardo Gambetta

City: Aurora, CO (United States) Role: Manager, Office of International and Immigrant Affairs Aurora joined the Strong Cities Network in July 2016, building on rich experience in working to support a strong and cohesive community in which everybody has a stake. In this interview, we spoke to Ricardo Gambetta about his work to support immigrant…
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Official Statement of Solidarity with Karak, Jordan

Strong Cities Network stands in solidarity with Karak, Jordan 19 December 2016   On behalf of the Mayors, Governors and member cities of the Strong Cities Network around the world, we express our deepest sadness at events in Karak, Jordan yesterday, 18 December 2016. In the past month, the Strong Cities Network has developed an important…
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Collaboration in Countering Violent Extremism: Reflections on Habitat III

By Daniel Hooton, Strong Cities Network Associate   For a field that prides itself on maxims of prevention, pre-emption, and stopping extremist violence at source, we don’t work enough with other sectors and apply the lessons we ourselves urge others to take up. Were we to do so, we could make our work more effective,…
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Strong Cities Network Global Summit Report

The SCN Global Summit brought together more than 200 delegates from across the globe to discuss the role of cities, towns and regions in countering violent extremism in all its forms. Read our Summit report for an overview of the event’s key themes and presentations, the SCN plan of action for the next 18 months,…
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