This panel will elucidate some of the reasons why young people engage in violence, what violent extremism means to them as well as look at opportunities available for young people to counter violent extremism. We will discuss the perspective of empowering youth to reduce tensions in communities, positive engagements with youth in community development efforts, counter-messaging on violent extremist propaganda, and trust building measures between the community and the law enforcement actors.
– Dr. Fathima Azmiya Badurdeen, TUM (moderator)
– Mr. Nicholas Songora, Manyatta Youth Entertainment
-Ms. Shamsa Abu Bakr Fadhil (Mama Shamsa), Nyali District Peace Committee chair
-Ms. Mariam Zahur, Volunteer Swahili Pot
followed by a showcase by “Ohm’s Law Montana”