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The International Center of Excellence for Countering Violent Extremism. Evolution of approaches. New Approach Countering Violent Extremism (soft) Counters all forms of violent extremism and terrorism Multilateral, cooperative Rehabilitation Non-violent Non-ideological. Old Approach

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The international center of excellence for countering violent extremism

The International Center of Excellence

for

Countering Violent Extremism


Evolution of approaches

Evolution of approaches

  • New Approach

  • Countering Violent Extremism (soft)

  • Counters all forms of violent extremism and terrorism

  • Multilateral, cooperative

  • Rehabilitation

  • Non-violent

  • Non-ideological

  • Old Approach

  • Counterterrorism (hard)

  • Uses deadly force

  • Ideological

  • Unilateral

  • Creates more terrorists than it eliminates


What is countering violent extremism cve

What is Countering Violent Extremism (CVE)?

CVE is about reducing the number of terrorist supporters through

non-coercive means.


Aim and purpose

Aim and purpose

Purpose: Every activity of the Center will be geared to reducing the number of terrorist group supporters through non-coercive means

Aim: To serve as the premier international center of choice for experts, expertise and experience in training, dialogue, collaboration and research to counter violent extremism in all its forms and manifestations


Global counter terrorism forum gctf

Global Counter Terrorism Forum (GCTF)

  • What is the GCTF?

  • A venue for national counterterrorism (CT) officials and practitioners to meet with their counterparts from different regions to share:

    • Experience and expertise

    • Strategies

    • Needs and capacity building programs

  • Who is involved?

  • The United Arab Emirates, Algeria, Australia, Canada, China, Colombia, Denmark, Egypt, the European Union, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Morocco, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

  • How is structured?

  • Five working groups, two co-chairs for each

    • Sahel

    • Horn of Africa

    • Southeast Asia

    • Rule of Law

    • Countering Violent Extremism

September 2011


Approach

Approach

We want to get a running start …[and show]…this is a group that can do exactly what it claims, that it can mobilize resources and identify problems. 1

The GCTF … is meant to be a nimble, action-orientated organization.1

1 Source: US State Department Press release dated September 9th 2011


Gctf context

GCTF Context

Strategic Coordinating Committee

Regional Working Group – Capacity building in the Sahel

1

Working Group: Criminal Justice, Rule of Law

4

Regional Working Group – Capacity building in the Horn of Africa

2

Working Group: Countering Violent Extremism

5

Regional Working Group – Capacity building in Southeast Asia

3


Answering a need

Answering a Need

The Center was created as an independent organization working in tandem with the

GCTF and its Working Groups.

  • The GCTF was launched in New York City in September 2011

  • One of the GCTF’s five working groups, on Countering Violent Extremism, is co-chaired by the UAE and UK

  • The UAE offered to host the first-ever International Center for Countering Violent Extremism in Abu Dhabi, UAE

Countering Violent Extremism Working Group

(Co-Chaired by UAE and UK)

The International Center of Excellence for

Countering Violent Extremism


The center for countering violent extremism

The Center for Countering Violent Extremism

22

His Highness Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan,

Foreign Minister of the United Arab Emirates

  • “The International Center for CVE will not merely be another brick and mortar bureaucracy … but rather a lean and adaptive state-of-the-art institution that leverages media and cyber to link and train experts around the world to tackle real problems and produce real results in tackling violent extremism…”

22 September 2011 – UAE offers Abu Dhabi as the host city for the establishment of the Center


Why the uae

Why the UAE

The core values of the United Arab Emirates:

Tolerance

Pluralism

Innovation

Excellence


Mission statement

Mission Statement

To serve as the premier international center for experts and expertise in

dialogue, training, and research to

counter violent extremism in all its forms.


Driver partners

Driver: Partners

The Center will establish a formal and informal network of relationships with governments, the private sector and civil society.

CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANISATIONS

NON GCTF GOVERNMENTS

GCTF GOVERNMENTS

THINK TANKS

ACADEMIA

EXISTING CVE PROGRAMs

EXISTING CT PROGRAMs

CVE MEDIA PRODUCTION CAPABILITIES

PRIVATE SECTOR

INDIVIDUALS

The Center may form strategic partnerships with particular organizations, institutions or individuals.


Benefits of the center

Benefits of the Center

  • For GCTF members

  • Provides a genuine contribution to global peace and security

  • Strengthens working relationships between GCTF member nations in countering violent extremism

  • For the UAE

  • Enhances the prestige and international standing

  • Provides the UAE with the opportunity to be the model for integrated CVE programming

April 2012: CVE Working Group meeting in Abu Dhabi, UAE

Above: International GCTF delegates attend the Center’s 3 April 2012 open house


The international center of excellence for countering violent extremism

The International Center of Excellence forCountering Violent Extremism

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