CGCC held an off-the-record event on the topic of violent radicalization in East Africa highlighting the multifaceted role of state actors in contributing to and alleviating conditions conducive to terrorism and focusing on the idea that states are not monolithic in approaches to radicalization, deradicalization, and counterterrorism in the subregion and beyond. The discussion emphasized that “state actors” refers not only to those states in the region, but also to donor states, foreign powers, and other forms of governance, such as clans. Three panelists offered their perspectives: George Kegoro, Chairman of the Kenyan Section of the International Commission of Jurists; H.E. Ambassador Macharia Kamau, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Kenya to the United Nations; and H.E. Ambassador Adonia Ayebare, Chargé d’Affaires of the Permanent Mission of Republic of Uganda to the United Nations. Participants included representatives from UN member states, various UN agencies, civil society, and academia.

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