Hedayah, UNOCT to expand cooperation
Hedayah, the International Centre of Excellence for Countering Violent Extremism, CVE, has recently signed a memorandum of understanding on the margins of the Civil Society Workshop, with the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism, UNOCT.
According to a statement released by the center, the memorandum will further expand the reach of programs to prevent radicalization leading to violent extremism globally and elevate the level of exchange in expertise as both entities work with complementary frameworks. It will also deepen Hedayah’s cooperation and coordination with UNOCT to enhance the effectiveness of CVE programs, the statement added.
Hedayah Chairman Dr. Ali Al Nuaimi and UNOCT’s Under-Secretary-General for Counter-Terrorism Vladimir Voronkov signed the memorandum with the attendance of Hedayah Executive Director Ahmed AlQasimi and the UN Special Envoy for the Prevention of Genocide Adama Dieng.
The Civil Society Workshop took place in advance of the joint High-Level Regional Conference for Arab League Countries on ‘Empowering Youth and Promoting Tolerance: Practical Approaches to Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism Conducive to Terrorism’ co-organized by the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism, UNOCT, Hedayah and the Global Centre on Cooperative Security.
Hedayah is the International Centre of Excellence for Countering Violent Extremism. The organization works towards building a world without violent extremism through evidence-based and innovative programs, strategic communications and world-class research.
Hedayah was created in response to a growing desire from the international community and members of the Global Counter-Terrorism Forum (GCTF), representing 29 countries and the European Union, to establish an independent, multilateral ‘think and do’ tank devoted to countering violent extremism. The organization is dedicated to technical excellence and delivers groundbreaking research, innovative methodologies and programs across 48 countries. It delivers real and sustainable impact to governments, civil society and people impacted by extremism by prioritizing local ownership.