Podcasts & Webinars

Episode 1: Introduction to the GARVE Network

Dr. Fatma Ali, the Principle Investigator of the GARVE project, introduced the project and network to the public.  Marc Sommers presented his latest book – Trust-Based, Qualitative Field Methods: A Manual for Researchers of Violent Extremism, which is a practical guide to conducting high-quality, trust-based, qualitative field research on violent extremism.

Episode 1: Introduction to the GARVE Network

Marc Sommers is an internationally recognised youth, peace building and conflict expert. An Africanist and anthropologist, he also has expertise on gender, CVE, governance, education, social inclusion, urbanisation, refugee and development issues. Dr. Sommers served for several years as Senior Conflict Advisor for the State Department, where he focused on peace building efforts in Africa. He also worked as Senior Research Advisor for the IGAD Centre of Excellence for Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism in Djibouti (seconded by the State Dept). He is also a member of the UN Advisory Group of Experts for the Progress Study on Youth, Peace and Security.