Yosuke Nagai
CEO / Founder, Accept International

Mr. Yosuke Nagai is CEO and Founder of Accept International and also Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) mentor of United Nations Human Settlements Programme, Social Inclusion and Human Rights Unit. Since the establishment of Accept International in 2011, we mainly have been active in implementing deradicalization and reintegration programs for former members of violent extremist groups, such as Al-Shabaab and Jemaah Islamiyah, and gangs as well as radicalization prevention in Somalia, Kenya, Indonesia.

Our efforts hinge on the core belief of understanding those previously involved in violent extremist groups and investing in their futures as members of society. Recognizing that many of these individuals suffered from tremendous difficulties and dilemmas as youths, we support directly former members to constructively establish a second chance at life with our original human rights-based framework “Re-define, Prepare, Action” (RPA) model rather than military-like correctional approaches. The RPA model is selected as one of 100 solutions for peace at the Paris Peace Forum 2020.