Our Activities in 2017

North and South America

United States
Extremely Together Young Leaders advocated for youth-led CVE at UNGA side events in New York. Mr. Annan briefed members of the UN Security Council on the final report of the Advisory Commission on Rakhine State and advised as to how multilateral efforts could support the implementation of its recommendations.

Mexico

The Foundation’s Electoral Integrity Initiative, in association with six partners from Mexico and the region, hosted a conference on Electoral Integrity in Latin America

Colombia

Extremely Together Young Leaders inspired others to join the Extremely Together movement at the One Young World Summit in Bogota. The Foundation brought together experts, policy-makers and practitioners in a high-level symposium on reconciliation convened by Mr. Annan in Bogota.

Guatemala

A case study of the country’s reconciliation experience was conducted as part of the Foundation’s Building Lasting Peace programme.

Europe

United Kindom

Extremely Together’s Fatima Zaman works to research and advise on counter-extremism policy. Together with Bjørn Ihler from Norway, she led a series of ‘Extremely Together roadshows’ in UK schools in order to train young people in CVE. 

The Electoral Integrity Initiative launched its fourth policy brief, entitled Elections and Peacebuilding at Chatham House in London.

Northern Ireland

A case study of the country’s reconciliation experience was conducted as part of the Foundation’s Building Lasting Peace programme.

Norway

Extremely Together’s Bjørn Ihler seeks creative ways to counter extreme right wing narratives.

The Netherlands

The Foundation co-organised a meeting with the International Potato Center to promote orange-fleshed sweet potato as a crop to combat malnutrition. Mr. Annan delivered the keynote speech on food security, water and energy at the Making Waves Conference.

Italy

Mr. Annan joined over 250 stakeholders at the Global Nutrition Summit in Milan to accelerate the global response to end malnutrition.

Greece

Kofi Annan opened the Athens Democracy Forum with a keynote address promoting the priorities and messages of the Foundation’s Electoral Integrity Initiative.

Switzerland

Bjørn Ihler from Norway and Fatima Zaman from the UK were invited as keynote speakers at the Caux Forum in Switzerland.

Germany

Extremely Together’s Mimoun Berrissoun works to engage with young people affected by extremism. Hassan Ndugwa from Uganda joined Mimoun in Cologne in order to raise young people’s awareness of the threat of violent extremism through a series of inspirational talks and a football tournament under the theme “Kick it against Hate”. Extremely Together’s Countering Violent 

Extremism guide and accompanying year-long outreach campaign won the 2017 Digital Communication Award in Berlin.

Belgium

The Extremely Together toolkit and online platform were launched in Brussels in March 2017 at a conference, hosted by the European Commission, on the role of youth in countering violent extremism.

France

Mr. Annan participated in the One Planet Summit in Paris and met with the French President, Emmanuel Macron, to discuss climate action.

Africa

West African Region

With our partners, we are promoting evidence-based drug policy reform in West Africa.
We are advocating for the transformation of African agriculture and food systems in order to improve food and nutrition security. 
We are mobilising leadership for climate change mitigation and adaptation both globally and in Africa.

The Electoral Integrity Initiative launched its fourth policy brief, entitled Elections and Peacebuilding at Chatham House in London.

Nigeria

Extremely Together’s Jonah Obajeun advocates for education-based solutions to prevent radicalisation and extremism.

Somalia

Extremely Together young leader Ilwad Elman works to deradicalise members of Al Shabaab and promote gender equality in Africa.

Uganda

Extremely Together’s Ndugwa Hassan works to train teachers, Imams and young people in countering violent extremism.

Morocco

Exploratory visit and mapping of existing CVE initiatives ahead of the organisation of a series of training sessions on CVE targeting young Moroccans. 

Cameroon

The Foundation organised a “dialogue participatif” between electoral stakeholders, the main political parties, the election commission and the diplomatic community to agree on the key challenges ahead of the 2018 elections.

Democratic Republic of the Congo

A case study of the country’s reconciliation experience was conducted as part of the Foundation’s Building Lasting Peace programme.

South Africa

A case study of the country’s reconciliation experience was conducted as part of the Foundation’s Building Lasting Peace programme.

Libya

Extremely Together young leader Hajer Sharief works to engage women and young people in peace building.

Middle East and Asia

Pakistan

Extremely Together’s Syed Ali Abbas Zaidi focuses on the role of civil society to counter extremism.

The Philippines

Extremely Together’s Arizza Nocum strives to promote education and interfaith dialogue to prevent extremism.

United Arab Emirates

Syrian refugee and Extremely Together young leader Zaid Al Rayes aims to create economic opportunities for vulnerable youth to show alternatives to violent extremism.

Malaysia

The Foundation convened electoral stakeholders from 10 countries in Asia for a conference entitled Democracy in Southeast Asia, facilitating an exchange of views on improving electoral integrity in the region.

Thailand

A delegation of the Advisory Commission travelled to Bangkok to discuss regional implications of the situation in Rakhine State with Thai officials.  

Bangladesh

Members of the Advisory Commission on Rakhine State travelled to Cox’s Bazaar to meet with and consult local officials and communities displaced from Myanmar. 

Myanmar

The Advisory Commission on Rakhine State completed its mandate and produced a series of recommendations to achieve lasting peace in Rakhine State.