Skills Enhancement Program for Imams (SEPI - 2016)

For Muslim communities like Zanzibar, Imams are regarded as noble people whose word can influence social behavour and acts. They can catalyze social good if well informed, or propel extremism to youths if not involved. It is for this reason that CYD designed a special program that aimed at reaching out to Imams (community leaders) and empower them with skills necessary to raise self-awareness and understanding the role of the Imams in each community.

In collaboration with Zanzibar Institute of Financial Administration (ZIFA), CYD conducted this program in October 2016 by inviting Imams and other community leaders from different parts of Zanzibar to share knowledge and experience on different issues pertaining to peace and security. The program was designed to educate the Imams who will thereafter infuse the knowledge to members of their respective communities.


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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.