Past events Kofi Annan Foundation How to build a youth community to prevent violent extremism

Kofi Annan Foundation How to build a youth community to prevent violent extremism

On the 19 May, the Kofi Annan Foundation organised a panel debate to present the lessons learned from a project, funded by the European Union.

‘Building a youth community to prevent violent extremism: Lessons from urban South & Southeast Asia’

Drawing on two years of work with over 2,700 young people and 60 youth-led actions to prevent violent extremism in Pakistan, the Philippines and Bangladesh, the event will showcase inspiring practices on how to make preventing violent extremism (PVE) an exciting cause for urban youth, how to sustain their interest over time and how to help them scale up their PVE movement and increase their impact!


Opening Remarks
Mr. Marc Fiedrich, Acting Director and Head of Service, Service for Foreign Policy Instruments, European Commission

Presentation of project results, good practices and key recommendations
Ms. Sofia Anton, Programme Manager Youth & Peace, Kofi Annan Foundation

Panel Discussion
Moderator: Ms. Maud Roure, Deputy Director for Programmes, Kofi Annan Foundation
Ms. Candida Novak Hornakova, Policy Officer, Mediation Support Team, European External Action Service
Ms. Natascha Skjaldgaard, Global Youth Advisor, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark
Ms. Arizza Nocum, President of KRIS, Extremely Together Young Leader, Philippines
Mr. Syed Ali Abbas, Extremely Together Campaign Leader, Pakistan

Concluding remarks
Ms. Lilla Schumicky-Logan, Head of Portfolio Management, Global Community Engagement & Resilience Fund


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