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The GCSP and Partners Host Course on PCVE

From 10-12 April, the Geneva Centre for Security Policy partnered with the global PCVE National Action Plans Task Force made up of Hedayah and the Global Center for Cooperative Security to run a two-day course for 9 countries and several UNDP functionaries.

The introductory workshop engaged participants from various government ministries currently at various stages of designing and implementing their PCVE National Action Plans (NAPs).

The UN Secretary-General’s Plan of Action to Prevent Violent Extremism, recommends that “each Member State should consider developing a national plan of action to prevent violent extremism which sets national priorities for addressing the local drivers of violent extremism”.  This has injected fresh impetus for countries to work on designing strategies to focus on prevention. The course helped raise awareness of the core elements of good practice for National Action Plan development and implementation, including the importance working with relevant non-government organisations and civil society leaders. It also focused on the importance of city planners, community leaders and strategic messaging in designing best practices.