2019 Call for Papers: 1st Annual Regional Conference on Policies and Practices Against Violent Extremism in the Horn and East of Africa

Deadline: July 31, 2019.

The threat of violent extremism has grown steadily in Horn and Eastern Africa Region
undermining stability and development of the states in the region. It is in this context
that the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) developed a
comprehensive regional strategy in 2017 to guide the generation and implementation
of effective policy and action to prevent and counter violent extremism in the region.

This Research Conference is the first in a series of Annual Research Conferences to be held every year by the IGAD Center of Excellence for Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism (ICEPCVE) in collaboration with development partners. The goal is to share relevant research findings and practical experience to inform policy, strategy and programs as well as to catalyze more research to gain a deeper understanding of the drivers of violent extremism in the Horn and Eastern Africa region and to develop new ways to effectively counter it.



1. Gender Perspective on P/CVE
2. Diaspora, Migration and Violent Extremism
3. P/CVE and Communication
4. Role of Private Sector in P/CVE
5. Ideology and VE
6. Interaction among and between VEOs in and outside East Africa
7. Mental and Psychosocial Health and its Interaction with VE in East Africa
8. Collation of Lessons from Development Practices to Design Responses to VE

9. Amnesty, Demobilization, Deradicalization and Rehabilitation in East Africa
10. Rehabilitation and Reintegration of Returning Foreign Terrorist Fighters (RFTF)
11. Preventing and Countering Radicalization and Violent Extremism
12. Roles of Families and Communities in Strengthening Community Resilience
against Violent Extremism
13. Good Practices for Rehabilitation and Reintegration of Violent Extremist
14. Role of Education in Countering Violent Extremism
15. Developing Effective Alternative and Counter-Narrative Framework for
Countering Violent Extremism
16. Empowering Communities for Countering Violent Extremism
17. PCVE National Action Plans Development
18. Empowering Youth to Prevent and Counter Violent Extremism (P/CVE)
19. Local Push and Pull Factors Leading to Radicalization and Recruitment
20. Countering the Narrative of Violent Extremists



1. People interested in presenting a paper at the conference should send an abstract, of no more than 500 words (bibliography excluded), to Mr. Farah Ibrahim at the following email address: icepcve@igad.int.

2. Please copy farah.ibrahim@igad.int and samuel.teshale@igad.int by no later than 31st July 2019.

3. Headings: Times New Roman, font size 14
Main Text: Times New Roman, font size 12
Format: Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx)
Language: English

4. The abstract should include the following:  Author’s/Authors’ Affiliation  Email Address  Themes Treated  Title of Abstract  Body of Abstract  Bibliography

5. Please attach your curriculum vitae (in PDF format) within the same email. Email Subject: IGAD First Annual P/CVE Research Conference 2019 – –




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