Agnes Muthoni Posted 12 months ago How can Kenya rapidly build an open source alliance to address human security? #WestgateAttack Hi Nadav, Here is what what we know. The mall attack in Kenya required synchronized planning by well funded and well organized groups. This incident was planned to be a spectacular attack to gain global attention. The conventional way of gathering security details is not effective in Kenya and other vulnerable countries. Given the capacity challenges in the public sector, civilians cannot solely depend on the government to solve these complex security issues. Thick Nhat Hahn, a monk and global peace activist, made the following remarkable quote on the current state of the world. "The way we live our daily lives is what most effects the situation of the world. If we can change our daily lives, then we can change our governments and can change the world." As global citizens in the public and private sector, we must form strategic alliances and collaborate with one another to combat the escalated threat to our humanity. I don't know how an open source alliance on human security would work. But I think the first step is to get enough people who believe in this cause and are willing to rally behind this movement and come up with a new approach to fight terrorism that is effective in vulnerable nations such as Kenya.