Sep 9, 2020
The Philippines continues to experience the travails of militant violence, much of which is focused on the southern island of Mindanao and its neighboring Sulu archipelago. Equal Access International (EAI) trained local civil society members on Mindanao to design and implement locally based countering violent extremism (CVE) campaigns. This training was provided through two five-day tech camps. EAI then selected 11 activists from the tech camps to participate in a six-month Peace Promotion Fellowship (PPF) program. This program offered mentorship and funding for these activists to implement their own community-based micro-CVE campaigns.
To evaluate the process of implementing this program, RAND researchers conducted in-depth interviews with the 11 PPF fellows and the EAI staffers charged with running the program. During these interviews, researchers also asked the PPF fellows about their experience during the tech camps. This report contains a series of recommendations that are based on the information gained from these interviews to improve future tech camp and PPF programming.
The authors of this report include research from a study of EAI CVE radio programming on Mindanao.
Tech Camp Assessment
Peace Promotion Fellowship Assessment
Tech Camp Assessment Instrument Results
Summary of Peace Promotion Fellowship Projects
Results of a Study of Countering Violent Extremism–Themed Radio Programming in Mindanao