Interfaith Programming (2017)

In pursuit of common objectives in Countering Violent Extremism, Center for Youth Dialogue (CYD) and The International Republican Institute (IRI) met in early 2015 and discussed the possibility of joining forces to have significant interventions in Zanzibar to help countering and preventing the bad narratives amongst the youth in Zanzibar. The main objective is to strengthen resilience against recruitment and radicalization especially among young populations as well as introducing programs that enhance democracy and good governance. .

The interfaith programming project aims at increasing the community leaders' ability to recognize signs and mitigate religious conflict in their respective communities to prevent development and spread of religions-based violent extremism in Zanzibar and Tanzania at large. The project is run in a milestone mode, where as of January 2018, CYD has conducted 3 mapping exercises to identify at-risk youth and communities in both Unguja and Pemba Islands of Zanzibar. It has also raised awareness of preventing violent extremism in the project target areas.


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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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Imams 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.