Case Study Four: Countering Al-Shabaab Propaganda & Recruitment Mechanisms in South Central Somalia (CVE)


Background

Some of the objectives of the study were: to better understand citizens’ views and thoughts on how Al-Shabaab works in recruiting youth; to identify how specific groups can participate, what their challenges would be and what support they would need, and to identify appropriate messages for a campaign to stop the recruitment of youth into Al-Shabaab.

Assignment

The aim of this study was to identify how communities can support the prevention of recruitment to Al-Shabaab.

Implementation

Conducted qualitative data collection, mainly Key Informant and Focus group interviews in Mogadishu, Baidoa and Kismaayo.

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Countering Al-Shabaab Propaganda and Recruitment Mechanisms in South Central Somalia

Farsight Africa Research (FAR) conducted a study on Countering Al-Shabaab Propaganda and Recruitment Mechanisms in South Central Somalia. FAR had been contracted by UNSOM which commissioned this study to support and inform the United Nations, the FGS and the international community in the development of programs and campaigns in partnership with local communities. Such programs would strengthen community resilience and build the capabilities of communities and Community Service Organizations (CSOs) against Al-Shabaab...Read More


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