Imams Exchange Program 2015

The purpose of the Imams exchange project was to help Imams from Uganda and Zanzibar to learn issues of religious tolerance, peaceful coexistence and development of Islamic Institutions in the region in order to facilitate an open dialogue on the aforementioned issues, and to provide relevant and accurate information on the culture, laws, and attitudes towards the practice of Islam with regard to peaceful social coexistence in the East African region.

In February 2015 six Imams from Uganda visited Zanzibar and in April 2015 five Imams from Zanzibar visited Uganda as part of this project. In August 2015, CYD and the Uganda Muslim Youth Development Forum (UMYDF) supported six Imams from Zanzibar and Uganda to three-week’s visit the United States of America to explore more knowledge on the above-mentioned subjects. While in the US, Imams were hosted by Civilizations Exchange and Cooperation Foundation (CECF) in Baltimore, Maryland.


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Interfaith Programming (2017)

In pursuit of common objectives in Countering Violent Extremism, Center for Youth Dialogue (CYD) and The International...

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Reshaping Narratives in Zanzibar (RENAZA 2017)

Young people everywhere in the world are currently exposed to various kinds of narratives that pull them into engaging in...

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Imam Exchange Program (2017)

Violent extremism is growing across the world. More and more people are affected by the actions of violent extremists, with States...

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SEPI Program (2017)

For Muslim communities like Zanzibar, Imams are regarded as noble people whose word can....

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Leadership Program

Through the U.S. Department of State (DOS) CYD was sponsored to participate in a Sub Regional Project...

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Michael Johnson Program

Michael Johnson Young Leaders is a program that provides the underprivileged young people from around...

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What We Do

We strive to tackle both change in policy and effective implementation of programs that directly affect youth affairs.

We support youth centered projects and policies that empowers youth’s socioeconomic skills.

On the policy level we engage with policy makers and bring-in a youth voice to the policy discussion forums. We do these efforts through our three approaches

  • We work directly with our target groups.
  • We collaborate with competent partners.
  • We support other partners to directly implement our projects.