Despite, the IGAD-Center for excellence was hosted a workshop for strategic communications by enhancing women’s role. At Djibouti on march 15, 2022.
“I was one of the Center’s close friends and customers and I’m happy to see that it needs to rebuild a new National and Regional Strategy gathering’s for Preventing Violent Extremism (PVE) so on behalf of SOMESHA and the World Federation of Intercultural Journalists (WOFIJ) I would like to support the center and continue my tireless efforts on helping it” said WOFIJ president Rev. Daud Abdi Daud better known as Jourd
The US ambassador of Djibouti Hon. Pratt said “Women act as gatekeepers to their communities and provide a first line of defense against radicalization and recruitment to violent in their families and communities”.
Also, the centers head director Dr. Simon Nyambura said “the center is cognizant that PCVE is more effective if it includes the participation and perspectives of women, we are excited to be hosting women from IGAD region to enhance their capacity in strategic communications”.
In his opening remarks Dr. Simon emphasized the importance of having women at the forefront in PCVE initiates.
IGAD region is currently facing serious threats from violent extremism (VE) targeted against individuals, groups and the states including Uganda, Somalia, Kenya, Ethiopia and Sudan.
It was a good opportunity and great hosting journalists from IGAD region in Djibouti by reviewing the best practices in coverage of violent extremist on March 24, 2022 by the Center.