Lessons Learned From STRIVE Horn of Africa

Published by CT MORSE


STRIVE Horn of Africa (HoA) represents the first P/CVE-specific programme by the European Commission outside the EU with the overall objective to prevent terrorism and to counter violent extremism while continuing to respect human rights and international law. The underlying purpose of STRIVE HoA was to strengthen the understanding of drivers of violent extremism through evidence-based analysis; to develop best practices around P/CVE programming in the Horn of Africa based on short pilot activities; and to provide recommendations to contribute to increased impact and more focused interventions. Running from January 2014 to January 2017, the programme has used a number of pilot activities as vehicles for producing results and learning with particular focus on three thematic priority areas: youth engagement, investing in women and capacity-building.