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The European Union Youth Project kicks off

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The Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) is implementing a youth project funded by the European Union (EU). The project that is focused on conflict prevention, peace and providing economic opportunities for the youth, will be implemented in the following counties: Garissa, Mandera, Wajir, Kwale, Tana River, Kilifi and Lamu.

The logic of the project is based on the thinking that if young people are given inclusive access to better vocational education, which lead to descent jobs and livelihoods, grievances will be on the decline and economic opportunities created.

Also, that if the understanding of underlying causes of conflict and violence and source of resilience is strengthened, then interventions to address conflict links will be better informed. The project also believes that if key actor attitudes change to favor peaceful and political solutions to grievances and recognize the importance of working together to improve Kenya’s security, then there will be a reduction in violence and conflict risk.

The regional teams –where the project will be implemented- and the project steering committee are holding planning meetings to discuss work plans and other essential documents attached to the project.