Last week, Mombasa held its Annual CVE Convention, which focused on the implementation of the county’s CVE Action Plan for 2019 and prominently featured the Strong Cities Network. Present at the event were more than 200 Mombasa CVE stakeholders across a wide spectrum of government, civil society and private sector, all invested in various pillars of the CVE County Action Plan.
As a valued and long-serving member of the Strong Cities Network and Steering Committee, Mombasa has participated in every SCN Global Summit held since the launch of the network in 2015, giving one of the opening keynotes at the SCN 2018 Global Summit last July in Melbourne, Australia, delivered by Governor Hassan Ali Joho. The city also took part in the East and West Africa regional workshop in 2017 and hosted a recent Youth Innovation Lab. Through the SCN the county has developed a fruitful relationship with the city of Kristiansand in Norway through city exchanges, that recently culminated in the signature of an MOU between Governor Joho of Mombasa and Deputy Mayor Kristiansen of Kristiansand.
The Strong Cities Network is excited to report on some of the excellent work our members are doing and we wish the County of Mombasa all the best in future events.
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Above: Matthew Van Etten, U.S. State Department (left, middle); Munira Hamisi, Director for CVE and Community Engagement (middle); Mombasa County Action Plan (right).
Mombasa County Action Plan for Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism