International Leadership Program 2017
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.