Joint OIC-Hedaya workshop focuses on Designing Effective Counter Violent Extremism (CVE) Initiatives in OIC Member States

7/29/2018 - 8:47:00 AM


he Center for Dialogue, Peace and Understanding (CDPU) of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) with Sawt Al-Hikma as its operational arm and the International Centre of Excellence for Countering Violent Extremism (GCTF, or Hedayah) will hold a Joint Workshop on Countering Violent Extremism, at the OIC General Secretariat in Jeddah Saudi Arabia on 30 July 2018.

The workshop to be attended by representatives of the OIC Member States and key institutions is intended to increase understanding of Counter Violent Extremism (CVE) and help member states in designing and implementing effective CVE initiatives.

“This workshop will elaborate on the roles and challenges of working on CVE and discuss the various agencies and organizations involved in global efforts to counter violent extremism,” said Dr. Bashir Ansari, Director of the OIC’s Dialogue and Outreach Department, which runs the Sawt Al Hikma activities.

“The focus will include analysing the structure and role of the OIC through Sawt Al Hikma, as well as the Global Counterterrorism Forum, OSCE, United Nations and national governments in countering extremism in the global arena,” he added.

The OIC signed a memorandum of understanding with Hedayah to among other things undertake joint activities in the area of countering extremist ideologies, promote balance and moderation and stage periodic meetings to tackle emerging issues of terrorism, in addition to exchanging information and expertise in the field of joint action to combat terrorism and extremism.