Workshop on Building National Strategic on Countering Violent Extremism held in Djibouti.
Djibouti (NEWSOMALI)-The Right Path (Tubta Toosan) Initiative for Somalia held a two day workshop on 4th and 5th of May 2016 in Djibouti on Building a Strategic National Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) Response for Somalia as part of the inclusive process to develop a national strategy on preventing and countering violent extremism in Somalia. Attendees of the workshop included representatives from Ministries of Internal Security, Information, Youth & Sports, Women & Human Rights, Justice, Religious Affairs, the National Defector Programme as well as representatives from the Federal member states of South West, Puntland, Jubbaland, Galmudug and Benadir region.
The Hon Mustafa Duhulow, the government-appointed CVE Coordinator who leads the Tubta Toosan Initiative for Somalia, thanked the participants for supporting the inclusive process to develop a national strategy on preventing and countering violent extremism for Somalia. Hon Duhulow said: “The objective of the two day workshop was to learn from experts on how to develop a national strategy. We heard presentations to the group on how other countries developed their CVE strategies, the importance of an effective communications strategy and the elements of International Good Practice in CVE, all of which will contribute to ensuring that the CVE Strategy for Somalia addresses the root causes and drivers of CVE in the country.”