Disengagement Programme

Uniformed Imams Training held at Sawela Lodge, Naivasha from 18th – 20th September 2018

The training of Uniformed Imams on CVE and disengagement and reintegration was organized by NCTC in line with Faith Based and Ideological Pillar in the National Strategy in Countering Violent Extremism (NSCVE) which aims to ‘immunize’ the Kenyan population against violent extremist ideologies. This was the third of series of workshops organized by NCTC; the first one was of the psychologists to prepare and equip them on disengagement programme and CVE. The second workshop was help for uniformed Christian Clerics with the same agenda like the one organized for imams.

The objectives of the workshop were to:

  • Train the uniformed clerics on Narratives and related CVE issues
  • Prepare the Imams on disengagement roles in their places of work
  • Expose the Imams on CVE and building resilience

The main topics on the agenda were: Principle and factors driving radicalization, Case Study of al-Shabaab and ISIS in Somalia, narratives of violent extremist organization and counter narratives, the role of religion in radicalization, dynamics and patterns of radicalization and recruitment, understanding RADAR tool, online recruitment, and disengagement from VE – Kenya model.