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Youth and conflict

At a glance

Engaging in non-violent means to address marginalisation and exclusion, promoting peaceful change from the bottom-up.


Our work with youth in conflict focuses on youth at risk of radicalization and extremism and the promotion of social cohesion. There is a strong link between lack of employment opportunities youth radicalization, therefore, our work with youth and conflict builds upon our youth employment programmes and links to a wide range of conflict transformation projects in East and Central Africa, as well as the Sahel.

Youth in conflict places a strong emphasis on co-creation in programme design. This approach enables more context specific and relevant development, promotes shared ownership and sparks innovation. We also work closely with civil society, governments and the private sector to ensure our work is relevant, scalable and sustainable.