The Center derives its mandate from IGAD’s role to contribute to the region’s peace and security.

The Center’s mandate is to:

§  Facilitate the building of partnerships between governments, NGOs and sub- national actors;

§  Capture the numerous locally-led efforts to build community resilience against violent extremism across the region;

§  Provide technical assistance to national governments;

§  Deliver P/CVE training and other activities by partner organizations to develop broader expertise and practice; and

§  Map the current research being undertaken in the region, conduct research gap analysis and commission research based on the findings.