Conflicts and violent extremism in Kenya and neighboring countries cost the lives of thousands of men, women and children. Livelihoods are also lost.
Under the Peace Building and Conflict Transformation Program, Act! builds the capacity of civil society organizations and communities to prevent, manage and transform conflicts in the country and beyond. The program focuses on countering violent extremism, managing resource based conflicts (including extractives and cross-border conflicts), and addressing political conflicts, including conflicts resulting from the devolved governance system.
Currently, there are two running projects namely Strengthening Community Resilience against Extremism (SCORE) and the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Conflict Early Warning and Early Response Network (CEWARN) Conflict Rapid Response activities. Act! is CEWARN’s Fund Administrative Unit (FAU) in Kenya.
Beginning in January 2016, Act! will also manage DANIDA’s Peace, Stability and Security (PSS) program in Kenya from 2016 – 2020.