CVE Pillars

Work Pillars For CVE

CVE work, and particularly counter-radicalisation at the general, specific and individual level will be organised into the pillars below

Arts and Culture Pillar

Arts and Culture Pillar

The arts as the domain of creation and freedom of expression is a powerful counter to the authoritarian, fanatical ideology of violent extremists and key to communal and national resilience.

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Education Pillar

Education Pillar

The aim is to address radicalisation in learning institutions from elementary, tertiary to higher education levels.

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Faith Based and Ideological Pillar

Faith Based and Ideological Pillar

The aim of this pillar is to increase the resistance or resilience of the Kenyan population to violent extremist ideologies, particularly those opposed to the values of freedom, democracy and interfaith tolerance.

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Media and Online Pillar

Media and Online Pillar

The networks advancing violent extremism increasingly seek to attain their aims online. Efforts under this pillar include deploying counter narratives on-line, and sensitising media not to be unwitting transmitters of images or narratives that further the cause of terrorists.

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Political Pillar

Political Pillar

In a democratic country, engaging political leaders at the local, county, and national levels is key to countering radicalisation.

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Psychosocial Pillar

Psychosocial Pillar

It is important to address the psychosocial needs of individuals who have been radicalised and even gone as far as joining violent extremist networks or groups. The same is true of their families who often also experience trauma, fear and shame.

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Security Pillar

Security Pillar

The aim here is to ensure that  radicalisation is met with the full force  of law whenever and wherever possible.

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Training and Capacity Building Pillar

Training and Capacity Building Pillar

This pillar will ensure that government institutions, political and religious leaders, and all actors with a mandate to counter radicalisation possess the right skills, tools and awareness.

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