Conflict Prevention, peace, and economic opportunities for the youth


The overall objective of the project is to contribute to increased peace, stability and inclusive economic opportunities for youth in marginalised areas in Kenya.

Main objectives

The specific objectives of the project are:
(1) To enhance understanding of sources of conflict and exclusion, leading to informed policy and interventions which identify means of addressing development needs and grievances;
(2) To provide youth with skills which can be used to improve employment and livelihoods prospects;
(3) To strengthen capacity to manage and prevent conflict and improve trust between the state and communities.
(4) to empower smallholder farmers by enhancing access to better market opportunities in selected value chains and enhancing the resilience of farming systems

Adoption date
EUTF contribution
EUR 14 000 000
Slovak Agency for International Development , GIZ, Royal United Services Institute, Red Cross Kenya
Kenya (Garissa, Isiolo, Kilifi, Kwale, Lamu, Mandera, Mombasa, Nairobi City, Wajir, Tana River)
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This action in numbers

1 275
Number of jobs created
17 500
Number of people assisted to develop economic income-generating activities
3 467
Number of people benefiting from professional trainings (TVET) and/or skills development
25 976
Number of people participating in conflict prevention and peace building activities
15 000
Number of people receiving nutrition assistance
10 500
Hectares of land benefitting from improved agricultural management
Number of MSMEs created or supported
Number of job placements facilitated and/or supported
7 656
Number of people reached by information campaigns on resilience-building practices and basic rights
Number of staff from local authorities and basic service providers benefitting from capacity building for strengthening services delivery
Number of Institutions and non-state actors benefitting from capacity building and operational support on security, border management, CVE, conflict prevention, protection of civilian populations and human rights
Number of multi-stakeholders groups and learning mechanisms formed and regularly gathering
Number of planning, monitoring, learning, data-collection and analysis tools set up, implemented and / or strengthened
Number of field studies, surveys and other research conducted
11 238
Number of staff from governmental institutions, internal security forces and relevant non-state actors trained on security, border management, CVE, conflict prevention, protection of civilian populations and human rights


News & Stories

NEWS | 20 February 2019

How can economic opportunities for the youth contribute to conflict prevention? Read our latest case study on our project in Kenya

How can economic opportunities for the youth contribute to conflict prevention? The innovative approach adopted by the EUTF-funded programme 'Conflict Prevention, Peace and Economic Opportunities for the Youth' in Kenya suggests that an answer may lie in addressing various conflict drivers simultaneously. The MLS case study investigates how three organisations...

A million new cashew trees for Kenya
NEWS | 31 July 2018

A million new cashew trees for Kenya

Aiming to revive the industry that collapsed nearly three decades ago, this project will give 15,000 small-scale farmers the opportunity to produce organic cashew and sesame for export markets.

As part of the new project, Ten Senses Africa (TSA) and Farm Africa will help establish three cashew seedling nurseries, help...

NEWS | 14 June 2018

Increasing understanding of women’s involvement in violent extremism in Kenya

Women’s role in violent extremism, the impact on their lives and the coping mechanisms they use when they become widows is often misunderstood. Those were some of the findings that came out of a compendium of research studies that was commissioned as part of the Conflict Prevention, Peace and...

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NEWS | 24 May 2018

Reconciling youth groups through soccer

“My friends and I were so excited [to have the opportunity to participate in a soccer match] and we felt really nice because it makes us feel like we were an important part of the society,” says Mudhir Adnan, Coach, Zaragoza Youth Football Club, Kilifi County, Kenya. “We had the...