Philippines/Indonesia: Preventing radicalism

Philippines/Indonesia: Preventing radicalism

Addressing rising extremism amongst youths was a key challenge brought up by our Filipino members. This is an issue that we quickly realise needs addressing in many other Southeast Asian countries too. We will be looking to start something small by partnering with NGOs working on existing programmes with children and youths in Mindanao and looking to tap into role models and to convene meaningful dialogues on the issue. Our key belief for this project is to tackle this with the local communities upstream before it even becomes a security challenge downstream.