Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

28 April 2021
11.00h - 12.30h
Expert Debate
This format includes the presentation and discussion of emerging topics and trends, new and fresh approaches and ideas by guests who are experts in their field, with lots of space for active engagement of and discussions with the participants of the session.
Virtual Session 9

Only the Young – Youth Empowerment and the Prevention of Violent Extremism

Violent extremism and radicalisation have become one of the main challenges of global development cooperation. Simultaneously to the rise of violent extremism, growing fragility and instability worldwide can be observed. Especially young people are vulnerable to radicalization and recruitment while at the same time becoming increasingly involved in peacebuilding and sustainable development.

The objective of the workshop is to offer young people a space for exchanging ideas on successful approaches to as well as the challenges they encounter in preventing violent extremism. With speakers from diverse backgrounds the workshop creates a room to highlight the differences and similarities of initiatives in the various countries while emphasizing context-sensitivity. What do a former member of the right-wing extremist scene in Germany and an ex-combatant of a rebel group in a country of the Global South have in common? Let the young tell their stories.

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The FriEnt Peacebuilding Forum is a series of events on current and overarching challenges and trends in peacebuilding. With the Peacebuilding Forum, we want to provide future-oriented impulses for the development of peacebuilding and strengthen the visibility and importance of the policy field in its entirety.


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