Noman Benotman attended a conference in Zanzibar on the 19th September to discuss how to counter violent extremism in the East African region.
He was joined by a rich and diverse blend of African, US and international speakers – this included representatives from East African countries such as Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi and Tanzania.

The debate helped all participants gain a greater understanding and awareness of regional issues and gave local leaders many ideas to facilitate cross regional partnerships in countering violent extremism.