Twinning in PVE: Modeling Employability Skills Training on Resiliency Framework

Noah Flessel, Ehud Gachugu, Julia Drude
Making Cents International, RTI International, USAID
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Mar 6, 2019



Making Cents International’s Youth Economic Opportunities Network (YEO Network) and RTI International co-hosted an interactive Apply It! Webinar. The webinar delved deeper into a conversation started at the Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit (GYEOS) in September 2018 about "CVE for PYD"  and USAID’s Kenya Youth Employment and Skills (K-YES) program.

The K-YES program takes a whole-of-society approach to build multi-layered resiliency for youth in preventing violent extremism (PVE). With funding from the U.S. Department of State's Partnership for Regional East African Counterterrorism (PREACT) program, K-YES is working in partnership with local USAID implementing partners to pilot a youth mentoring and leadership program within the ongoing K-YES activities.

This webinar discussed:

  • The role of economic empowerment in creating a holistic approach to building youth resiliency to extremism;
  • K-YES’s use of preliminary and ongoing research to design the intervention and learning agenda, and implementation to-date;
  • USAID’s youth development strategy as it relates to preventing violent extremism.



Noah Flessel, Conflict & Transition Specialist, RTI International


Ehud Gachugu, Deputy Chief of Party, K-YES

Julia Drude, Conflict Advisor, USAID

Webinar Material

Workforce Development
Conflict Area
Conflict Prevention
Governance & Policy