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Baseline Evaluation Report for PROACT – Community-Based Interventions in Kenya Program

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PROACT is a community based interventions program that was launched in 2019 with the aim of building the capacity of ‘community teams’ to deliver interventions via a ‘community engagement framework’ and helping local prevention actors to operationalise County Action Plans (CAPs) on P/CVE in three counties in Kenya: Isiolo,
Kwale, and Nakuru. It was conducted with support from ACT!, a Kenyan NGO focused on building the capacity and resilience of individuals and communities.

This baseline study is the first of a series of community-driven research activities associated with PROACT and was conducted to establish an initial dataset for tracking and evaluating how the programme is contributing to increasing communities’ resilience to address polarization, radicalization, and extremism. The findings were instrumental in shaping the PROACT programme, but also offer important insights into the drivers of violence and extremism in Kenya and critical opportunities to support local prevention actors.