IMPLEMENTATION OF MOMBASA COUNTY ACTION PLAN AND PREVENTION OF YOUTH RADICALISATION INTO VIOLENT EXTREMISM
Content Analysis of mombasa County Action Plan for Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism
Keywords:Radicalisation, Recruitment, County Action Plan, Mombasa, Violent Extremism, Monitoring and Evaluation, Implementation Matrix
In September 2016, President Uhuru Kenyatta launched a national policy document, the National Strategy to Counter Violent Extremism (NSCVE), to prevent and counter rising cases of radicalization and recruitment into violent extremism in Kenya. Its development was inspired by the United Nations Secretary General’s Plan of Action to Prevent Violent Extremism. This policy document formed the basis for formulation of the first devolved generation county action plans in counties most affected by violent extremism phenomenon. Among these counties were Kwale, Mombasa, Kilifi, Lamu and some counties in northern Kenya. Taking the Mombasa County Action Plan for Prevention and Countering Violent Extremism (MCAP-P/CVE) which was launched in May 2017 as a case study, this paper will analyze how the NSCVE was adopted and customized into the emerging realities of the coastal city most affected by terrorism and violent extremism. It will examine the adopted theory of change, implementation matrix and monitoring and evaluation framework. The methodological approach adopted will be content analysis. This study will contribute toward our growing understanding on the place and efficacy of policies at devolved government levels in addressing one of the most intractable challenges of our time.
Key words: County Action Plan, Mombasa, Violent Extremism, Monitoring and Evaluation, Implementation Matrix
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