About the GCTF

The Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF) is an informal, apolitical, multilateral counterterrorism platform. It is small, nimble, inclusive, and consensus-based. Its overarching mission is to reduce the vulnerability of people worldwide to terrorism by mobilizing expertise and resources to prevent, combat, and prosecute terrorist acts and counter incitement and recruitment to terrorism. 

The Forum brings together policymakers and practitioners from around the world to share experiences and expertise, and to develop practical, publicly available tools and strategies on how to prevent and counter the evolving terrorist threat. The GCTF is currently co-chaired by Canada and Morocco. 

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Healing in the prisons of Mali

Healing in the prisons of Mali

In Mali, GCERF, a GCTF Inspired Institution, supports the creation of community structures to resolve conflicts, generates economic opportunities through cooperatives, and works on the reintegration and socialization of prisoners. This story demonstrates the role of art in healing trauma and encouraging self-expression. Read more »
Mentoring to prevent radicalization in Nigeria

Mentoring to prevent radicalization in Nigeria

Since 2016, GCERF, a GCTF Inspired Institution, has been funding community initiatives in Nigeria. This includes supporting conflict resolution programing providing tangible skills for social and economic advancement. Tersoo’s story demonstrates the value of mentorship in creating a new path outside of violence. Read more »
Promoting Effective Civil-Military Cooperation

Promoting Effective Civil-Military Cooperation

GCTF resources could have a wide range of applications, including in the military domain. NATO has made practical use of GCTF documents on battlefield evidence, countering unmanned aerial systems, and border security management.

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Good Practices: Preventing & Denying the Benefits of Kidnapping for Ransom by Terrorists

Good Practices: Preventing & Denying the Benefits of Kidnapping for Ransom by Terrorists

This video is intended for policymakers and practitioners who are interested in addressing the phenomenon of terrorists kidnapping for ransom.

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