UNGA 2017: GSX event on Preventing Violent Extremism through Civil Society Innovation

On the margins of the 72nd UN General Assembly, the Global Solutions Exchange (GSX) hosted #GSX2017 – Innovations in Civil Society and Other Locally-Led Efforts to Prevent Violent Extremism, marking GSX’s first year of activity. The all-day event brought civil society practitioners from around the globe together with representatives from national and local authorities and…
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Regional Practitioners’ Workshop in Durrës, Albania – SCN in the Western Balkans

Last week, member cities from across Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia were joined by partner organisations, experts and multilaterals for the SCN Western Balkans Regional Practitioners’ Workshop in Durrës, Albania. Hosted by SCN partners, the International City/County Management Association (ICMA), the workshop built on in-country training sessions in Kosovo, Albania and…
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Danish SSP Consultant from Viborg visits #StrongCity of Los Angeles

Martin Glud, SSP Consultant from #StrongCity Viborg (Denmark), met up with his Los Angeles (U.S.A.) #StrongCity colleagues whilst travelling in the region to share experiences on P/CVE. The meeting was set up by Viborg’s Martin Glud and L.A.’s Joumana Silyan-Saba to share ideas and perspectives on prevention. Both cities learned about each other’s P/CVE approaches….
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Regional Capacity Building Workshop – SCN in Lebanon and Jordan

The SCN Prevention Networks

80 members of the Strong Cities Network’s Local Prevention Networks from across six Jordanian and Lebanese municipalities convened last month in Beirut for a regional training workshop on Building a PVE Activity Action Plan for Stronger Cities. Marking the first occasion on which the full membership of every Local Prevention Network participated in joint learning…
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Can Cities Stop Wars? SCN in the Western Balkans

Following a training workshop with cities across Montenegro, Serbia and Kosovo, SCN Coordinator Daniel Hooton writes on local challenges and prevention across the Western Balkans. Read the full post on the ISD blog.

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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