Katika Usalama Tunategemeana: A Community-Owned Approach to Promoting Moderate Voices in Tanga and Pamoja! Strengthening Community Resilience
Search for Common Ground
‘Katika Usalama Tunategemeana: A Community Owned Approach to Promoting Moderate Voices in Tanga’ was a 24-month project supported by the US State Department’s Bureau for Counter-Terrorism. Pamoja! Strengthening Community Resilience to Violent Extremism was a 21-month project supported by the US State Department’s DRL Bureau.
Both projects aimed to empower communities in coastal Tanzania to prevent violent extremism by increasing community engagement, dialogue, inter-faith collaboration and social cohesion, using the Common Ground Approach (CGA).
Program participants found the CGA training to be effective, according to the evaluation. Community dialogues facilitated by the projects effectively increased youth engagement with local leaders and created more inclusive spaces for sharing concerns.