Slum gods: the Kenyans steering young radicals away from terrorism

A new program from London’s Royal United Services Institute takes a hyper-local approach to ending violent extremism. While many efforts across the world are focused on deradicalizing current members of extremist groups, this program seeks out the most vulnerable populations to provide support and mentorship in order to prevent them from radicalizing in the first place. By using indicators that can identify those at-risk, the program funds mentors from the same neighborhood to step in and offer support and guidance.

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