Reshaping Narratives in Zanzibar (RENAZA 2017)

Young people everywhere in the world are currently exposed to various kinds of narratives that pulls them into engaging in violent extremism activities. These narratives do often get communicated through face to face communications and both social and conventional media channels. They are frequently connected into normal social and economic themes that resonate into youth’s negative conditions, hence making it easier for them to believe into new unverified narratives and results that often leads into potential youth recruitment and radicalization into violent extremism.

With generous support from The Foundation for Civil Society, CYD is implementing the project on Reshaping Narratives in Zanzibar (RENAZA). The project seeks to counter negative narratives through conventional and social media channels, that can easily reach to the young audience, and be utilized to spread negative campaigns and propaganda based on its unregulated nature and easy and open access to contents. These narratives, left unattended, lead the society to social unrest, political turmoil, or state of confusions. The expected outcome of this project is to see the Zanzibari youth correctly use communication channels to build a stronger, more unified and prosperous Zanzibar.


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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)

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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)

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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

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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.