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Martine Zeuthen is a Danish anthropologist with extensive experience coordinating international development projects and evaluations in fragile environments, in particular Africa and the Middle East. Since 2014 she has been working as a consultant for RUSI on CVE in the Horn of Africa leading the EU funded programme ‘Strengthening Resilience to Violent Extremism in the Horn of Africa’, (STRIVE).  The programme is a Euro 2 million pilot set up to test four key assumptions about factors driving recruitment and radicalisation to Al Shabaab in Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia.  Martine is responsible for designing, implementing and collecting data on pilot activities which test the assumptions. The programme involves managing a highly complex network of stakeholders including law enforcement actors, government ministries, civil society, religious groups and research organisations.

Prior to starting the programme Martine undertook a large evaluation of a CVE focussed programme implemented by the Kenya Transition Initiative (KTI) including elements of dialogue, youth engagement, sports, livelihoods, trauma healing and various other possible avenues for CVE programme activities.

More broadly Martine Zeuthen is also an expert in civil society capacity building, local governance, gender, youth, qualitative data collection and analysis, participatory approaches to data collection and facilitating focus group discussions and conducting semi-structured interviews. Martine specialises in process and final evaluations, designed for fragile environments and with inbuilt in-depth context and conflict analysis. Martine provides advice to clients in how to establish intervention logic, theories of change, baseline surveys, monitoring systems and evaluations.

Recent Publications include:
From Policy to Practice – CVE Research in the Horn of Africa'
'A Case Study of Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) Programming: Lessons from OTI’s Kenya Transition Initiative'

Recent Articles include:

Countering Violent Extremism – can Education and Vocational Training Play a Role?

Strengthen Kenyan communities against extremism

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RUSI Nairobi

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