The DDG and DRC both operate in Kenya. The DRC introduced new programme called Young Empowered and Safe (YES!) in Kakuma Refugee Camp, between September 2014-2015. The programme is part of a new joint regional approach to addressing youth at risk of marginalization, criminalization and radicalization that is being piloted with activities to promote youth dialogue and engagement.
DDG has been engaged in research and mitigating efforts on cross border conflict, particularly in the regions bordering Somalia and Uganda. These efforts have included Conflict Risk Mapping, Conflict Assessment reports, Community Safety projects, and conflict prevention and management. These projects have seen increased capacity of local stakeholders, multi-level dialogue meetings, and increased awareness.
DDG has 19 local staff and one expat staff operating from five offices across the country – in Nairobi, Lamu, Mandera, West Pokot, and Ludwar (Turkana).
This profile is part of AOAV’s investigation into counter-IED (C-IED) actors around the globe. To see the list of all C-IED actors recorded by AOAV, see here. To see those engaged in the Middle East, the Sahel, North Africa or other highly impacted countries please see here, here, here, and here respectively. This research was made possible by funding from the NATO Counter Improvised Explosive Devices Centre of Excellence (C-IED COE). To read the full report, ‘Addressing the threat posed by IEDs: National, Regional and Global Initiatives’, see here.
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