International Visitor Leadership Program (2016)

Through the good partnership with development partners, the U.S. Department of State (DoS) funded one CYD staff to participate on a Sub Regional IVLP Project entitled “Countering Extremism in Youth: Strengthening Community and Government Leadership.” The Program was conducted in the United States during the summer of 2016. Launched in 1940, the IVLP program seeks to build mutual understanding between the United States and other nations through designed professional visits to the United States for current and emerging foreign leaders. Specific objectives of the project include studying the U.S. programs that work to prevent and counter violent extremism in youth, including the relationship between federal, state, and local programs. It explores the underlying conditions that fuel extremism, political grievances, communal conflicts, social structures, and economic disparity and emerging trends to address them. Moreover, IVLP examines community based efforts designed to build strong community resistance to violent extremism and promote tolerance, including community policing and prison rehabilitation programs.


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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.