CONFERENCE ON ENHANCING THE CAPACITY OF WOMEN IN STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS

IPSTC’s delegation attended a 3-day conference at the Intergovernmental Authority on Development in Djibouti for an experience sharing and learning conference on enhancing the capacity of women in strategic Communications. The conference was officially opened by His Excellency Dr. Workneh Gebeyahu, Executive Secretary of IGAD

The aim of the workshop was to enhance women’s capacity on how to utilize strategic communication to prevent and counter violent extremism by developing and disseminating alternative narratives and counter messages against violent extremist ideologies in their communities.

In addition, the conference provided an in-depth understanding of Violent Extremism in the region- Debunking factors enabling mass recruitment into VE groups in the region.

IGAD 2(L-R Colonel Mwasigwa-Head of Research IPSTC and Colonel Guleid Col Plans & Programs)

The team led by Col I K Guleid paid a Courtesy call to the Charge d’Affaires, Mr. Saadia Salim at the Kenyan Embassy in Djibouti after the conference.

The conference which was captured in the country’s local news provided a platform for participants to discuss peace and security initiatives represented by each organization and their contribution to preventing and countering violent extremism.

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