Tag: civil society

Guest Article: The Pandemic That Continues to Spread: Now More Than Ever We Must All Come Together to Stand up to Racism, Bigotry, Hate, Intolerance, and Extremism

Above: Mayor of London Sadiq Khan launches the Shared Endeavour Fund at Google’s headquarters in London in January 2020 9 September 2020 While society has had to focus on the huge challenges posed by COVID-19, another virus continues to spread.  Bigots, supremacists and extremists have sought to use the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic to…
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Practice Spotlight: How Kenyan Civil Society is Adapting to COVID-19

Above: A worker for Human Development Agency (HUDA), Kwale County,  hands out personal protection equipment to motorbike taxi drivers.   The threat of COVID-19 has affected us all in different ways, but particularly civil society. Kenya has had more than 10,000 confirmed cases, but in addition to the cost of lives as a result of the…
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Last Call: Request for Proposals Local Partnership Grants (Kenya)

This is a last call for proposals. The SCN is seeking to fund a minimum of five local civil society or grassroots organisations between $8,000 and $10,000 USD to carry out projects which support the implementation of the County Action Plans in SCN member or engaged counties (Isiolo, Kwale, Lamu, Mombasa and Nakuru).

SCN features in Mayor of London’s CVE Programme Report

In December 2017, the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, and SCN member, introduced a City Hall-wide Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) Programme to run throughout 2018. The programme appointed six specialist advisers to provide independent expertise and feedback, among which was the Institute for Strategic Dialogue’s own CEO Sasha Havlicek. Having undergone a stringent, ground-up review…
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Google.org Impact Challenge on Safety

We are delighted to announce the launch of a multi-million Euro fund for civil society organisations from across Europe to aid the Strong City Network’s (SCN) aim to counter hate and extremism, and support local-level innovation to build social cohesion and resilience in our communities. The Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD), where the SCN is…
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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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