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Webinar 27: Social Cohesion Strategies for Building Community Resilience to Conflict in Eastern DRC
March 10, 2020

Webinar Date and Time: Wednesday, March 18, 2020.  Click here to view the webinar recording.  Webinar Description: Jean Baptiste Nimubona, Chief of Party of USAID’s Solutions for Peace and Recovery (SPR) Project in eastern DRC and Jerome Hansen, Technical Director at Management Systems International will provide an overview of the SPR Project that aims to […]

Webinar 26: Transnational Organized Crime – Is it About Mafias or Markets?
May 28, 2019

Webinar Date and Time: Wednesday, June 12. Click here to view the webinar recording. (*Due to sensitivities, Riikka Puttonen’s presentation had to be removed) Webinar Description: The webinar explored transnational organized crime from a global, United Nations perspective. Riikka Puttonen and Ted Leggett from the United Nations Office on Drugs (UNODC) discussed the United Nations Organized Crime […]

Webinar 25: Cure Violence Health Approach to Violence Prevention

Webinar Date: Wednesday, May 15th at 11:00 EST. Click here to view the recording. Webinar Description: For more than 15 years, Cure Violence has successfully worked to reduce violence in some of the most violent communities in the United States and around the world, advancing a new health paradigm on violence and a scientific approach to […]

Webinar 24: Crime, Violence and Conflict
March 26, 2019

Webinar Date: Wednesday, April 10th at 2:00 EST. Click here to view the webinar recording. Webinar Description: The webinar provided an overview of how emerging issues of crime and violence relate to and can inform the broader field of conflict, peace and security. Presenters discussed USAID’s current strategic thinking on these overlapping, but sometimes distinct […]

Webinar 23: Gangs, Mafias, Election Violence, and Development: Why Countries Get Caught in A Savage Order
March 5, 2019

Webinar Date: Wednesday, March 20 at 2:00 EST. Click here to view the recording. Click here to access the presentation. Webinar Description: The most violent countries in the world are not at war, but are highly unequal, highly polarized democracies. Why are these places so violent – and how can they recover? Based on field research on […]

Webinar 22: Assessing Violent Extremism
November 30, 2018

Webinar Date: Wednesday, December 12. Click here to view the recording. Webinar Description: Over the past decade, donors have commissioned scores of assessments to guide countering violent extremism (CVE) strategy and programming. The assessments have followed a number of guides and frameworks, employed different research methods, and included both desk studies and field-based research. From this […]

Webinar 21: The Two-Way Interaction between Education and CVE
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November 5, 2018

Webinar Date: Tuesday, November 20th. Click here to view the recording. Webinar Description: The role of education in countering violent extremism (CVE) has gained increasing attention among policymakers and development practitioners in recent years. This reflects a broader shift among international development agencies to explore the role they might play in strengthening security and preventing terrorism. However, attempts […]

Webinar 20 – Transforming Counter-Messaging: “Common Ground” Experiences in Addressing Violent Extremism
October 3, 2018

Webinar Date: Wednesday, October 17th. Click here to view the webinar recording. Webinar Description: Search for Common Ground has largely parted ways with more traditional forms of counter-messaging. Search’s strategy for addressing violent extremism centers around the idea of transformation, and alternative messaging is developed in consultation through community dialogue in Yemen, participatory research in Kenya, […]

Webinar 19 – The Ecology of Violent Extremism
September 4, 2018

Webinar Date: Wednesday, September 19th. Click here to view the webinar recording. Webinar Description: Dr. Lisa Schirch is the North American Research Director for the Toda Peace Institute and Senior Policy Advisor with the Alliance for Peacebuilding. During the webinar, she provided an introduction to violent extremism (VE) through an ecological, systems-based lens and present a […]

Webinar 18 – Targeting Beneficiaries in Conflict Environments: Guidelines for Somalia’s Food Security Cluster

Webinar Date & Time: Wednesday, April 25 at 10 EST. Click here to view the webinar recording. Webinar Description: Kevin Mackey, from World Vision is seconded to the Food Security Cluster Somalia. Recently, the Food Security Cluster reviewed the targeting practice of its membership. Mr. Mackey provided insights drawn from that experience and highlighted the work […]

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