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Improving Education is Key to Countering Polarisation and Violence in Nigeria

Recently, the Strong Cities Network (SCN) conducted a series of virtual city consultations in the four north-western Nigerian states of Kano, Kaduna, Katsina and Zamfara, which provided a window into the challenges of preventing and countering violent extremism (P/CVE) subnationally, and where efforts could be further supported and developed.

Practice Spotlight: Interview with EXIT-UK Founder Nigel Bromage

EXIT-UK is an organisation of former members of far-right groups who are now offering support to those seeking to leave. As formers themselves, they offer first-hand, non-judgmental support and advice to anyone involved in the far-right. We spoke to Nigel Bromage, who founded EXIT-UK in October 2017, to understand more about how the far-right operates and recruits, and what EXIT-UK is doing to help people leave.

Guest Article: Local Efforts in Tackling Arms Proliferation and Armed Conflicts in Africa

An estimated 100 million small arms and light weapons are thought to be in circulation in Africa. The uncontrolled sale and distribution of these arms have wrought untold human and economic costs on the continent, adding to growing threats of insecurity and terror attacks. Olusegun Akinfenwa examines what local leaders in Africa are doing to tackle the issue, and what more needs to be done.

Strong Cities Network South-East Asia Innovation Grants

Deadline: May 7, 2021 Preferred Start Date: July 1, 2021 Location: Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines Contract Type: Grant Remuneration: $10,000 - $15,000 USD The Strong Cities Network (SCN) is pleased to announce an opportunity for the award of local innovation grants for civil society organizations (CSOs) to implement projects and activities aimed at preventing and...
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