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Coastweek "Experts suggest youth empowerment plan to avert radicalization"

Global Peace Foundation Executive Director Daniel Omondi said that Kenya should employ soft power rather than brute force to contain radical ideologies that fuel terrorism.

"We require a paradigm shift in order to win the war against terrorism that has engulfed this region.

"Security organs and their civilian partners must adopt a holistic approach to fight terrorism effectively," Omondi said.

"The Global Peace Foundation-Kenya and Nigeria have been working on a number of fronts like its youth leadership assemblies, education transformation initiatives, and peace and service projects to cultivate leadership and engagement of youth in peacebuilding and development. The upcoming Global Peace Leadership Conference in Africa hopes to springboard more concerted efforts to nurture and empower youth."