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SCN-IRI Event in the Western Balkans

In November 2018, the Strong Cities Network convened over 40 representatives from the SCN’s Western Balkan cities, including ten mayors and deputy mayors at the Western Balkans Resiliency Forum in Budva, Montenegro. The forum was hosted by the International Republican Institute (IRI) in partnership with SCN and supported by the Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization…
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Strong Cities Network Launches New Education Online Module

The Strong Cities Network has launched its latest training module, focusing on Education. The module aims to inform about the importance of education in preventing and protecting against violent extremism. It is intended as a general introduction, to help plan education programmes while strengthening existing ones, and highlights the roles of critical thinking, civic education,…
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SCN Building Stronger Cities Conference in Birmingham

Earlier this month, Strong Cities Network partnered with Birmingham City Council to organise a two-day conference facilitating national and international knowledge-sharing on building strong cities with a specific focus on community cohesion, preventing and countering violent crime, and radicalisation. The challenges faced by local policymakers in preventing and countering violent extremism, whilst also seeking to…
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Young Cities in Mombasa, Kenya

The SCN and YouthCAN teams met with the County Government, youth and local CSOs in Mombasa, Kenya last week, in preparation for an upcoming Young Cities workshop. Further expanding upon ISD’s expertise and portfolio in East Africa, Young Cities Mombasa will be held at the end of November. The programme aims at increasing the capacity of youth to…
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SCN Partners with the Global Parliament of Mayors (GPM)

Authors: Jonathan Birdwell and Rebecca Skellett This week, the Global Parliament of Mayors (GPM) met in Bristol for its third Annual Summit. It was abundantly clear that the global yet local challenges which cities around the world face, from the Ebola crisis to urban displacement and terrorism, makes Mayoral leadership more important today than ever. But…
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SCN chairs session at the Global Counter Terrorism Forum’s Coordination Committee meeting

SCN chaired the first session of the Global Counter Terrorism Forum’s 14th Coordination (GCTF) Committee Meeting on 24 September in New York on the margins of the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly. The session, GCTF and Local Impact – the Role of Cities and Communities, focused on three of the GCTF’s areas of…
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