Definitions for the Counter Violent Extremism Work the NCTC Coordinates

  • Counter Radicalisation refers to efforts to delegitimise violent extremist ideologies and to deter recruitment into specific terrorist groups or campaigns.
  • De-radicalisation refers to concerted efforts directed at radicalised individuals at different stages of the extremist ‘lifecycle’: immediately before joining a group or network, as active members, or following their exit. The efforts are aimed at changing their attitudes and ideological stances.
  • The Duty to disclose information relating to terrorist acts, etc according to POTA 2012 expects that a person who has any information that is relevant in preventing the commission of a terrorist act; or securing the arrest or prosecution of those responsible shall disclose the information to a police officer or is liable to prosecution.
  • Group radicalisation is a popular set of beliefs based on an intensifying division and sense of threat between in- and out-groups. It often precedes individual radicalisation into extremism.
  • Incitement according to POTA 2012, it is the publishing, distributing or otherwise availing information intending to incite another person or a group of persons to carry out a terrorist act directly or indirectly.
  • Indoctrination is the process of teaching a person or group to accept a set of beliefs uncritically.
  • Rehabilitation is a process that aims to ensure that disengaged and de-radicalised violent extremists and terrorists are given the counselling, critical reasoning tools, knowledge and gender appropriate interventions to shift their mind-sets and enable them to be peaceful and law-abiding citizens.

Call for Proposals: 2023 Stories on Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism at the Local Level in Western Kenya

Champions of Peace-Kenya (CoP-K) , a Grass-root Non-Governmental Organization with presence in 14 counties in Kenya whose vision is to ensure Stable, Peaceful and Secure Communities. CoP-K works with Families, Communities, Government, Corporate entities and Non-State Actors in Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism as well Peace Building efforts in ensuring the Country remains Stable, Peaceful and Secure.

Champions of Peace-Kenya through the coordination of National Counter Terrorism (NCTC) is inviting journalists and media practitioners in western Kenya to submit story ideas for grants of up to Sh30,000; Sh20,000 and Sh10,000 for positions 1-3 respectively in each thematic area listed below.

Thematic areas:

  1. Importance of police and community relationships in preventing and countering violent extremism.
  2. Leveraging on existing partnerships between civil society and religious organizations at the two levels of government to prevent and counter violent extremism.
  3. The place of drama and performing arts in preventing and countering violent extremism.
  4. The role of the education sector in preventing and countering violent extremism.
  5.  Citizen vigilance and reporting in preventing and countering violent extremism.

Eligibility : The grant is open to accredited journalists who present a story idea in a synopsis of not more than 700 words.

Award Criteria:  Grant award will be determined by the uniqueness and strength of the story idea highlighting why it matters and its potential impact to preventing and countering violent extremism. The proposal should also explain how the article differs from those already published on the same subject.

Grant: The grant amounts are from Sh10,000 to Sh30,000 based on ranking in each thematic area.

Grant Application Deadline: All applications MUST be submitted to by close of business on Friday, 17th February  2023.

Grant Indemnity: Kindly note that the decision of the proposal caller shall be final. Each Applicant is limited to one category

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