In addition to the contributions of its members, the GCTF’s strength lies in innovative, flexible partnerships and coordination with non-member states, UN bodies, other international and regional multilateral organizations and fora, and implementing partners. Relevant non-members states and other stakeholders are regularly invited by the relevant GCTF Working Group Co-chairs to participate in Working Group meetings or activities.
Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund (GCERF)
The Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund is a multi-stakeholder global fund dedicated to preventing violent extremism. In its first three years, GCERF has reached over two million people in communities at risk of violent extremism. GCERF connects local communities to global resources, supporting grassroots initiatives that are typically out of reach for international donors and helping them thrive. As an ODA-eligible multilateral organisation, GCERF builds local partners’ capacity and then connect them to national governments, foundations, and businesses for long-term success, sustainability, and scaleability. GCERF considers PVE a global public good, and its approach immunizes communities from violent extremist agendas - creating a safer and more prosperous world. By filling a funding gap at the local level and delivering results GCERF operationalizes GCTF Good Practices and Memoranda, and reinforces the UN Plan of Action to Prevent Violent Extremism.
More information about GCERF is available on www.gcerf.org.
Hedayah, the International Center of Excellence for Countering Violent Extremism based in Abu Dhabi, UAE, is a key operational delivery arm for the Forum’s CVE efforts. It is an essential partner in the development and implementation of the Abu Dhabi Memorandum on Good Practices for Education and Countering Violent Extremism, including through the ongoing GCTF-OIC initiative on CVE and religious education. In addition, Hedayah manages the Catalogue of FTF-related CVE and Returnee Programs under the auspices of the FTF Working Group, which serves as a living resource for interested states.
More information about Hedayah is available on www.hedayahcenter.org.
The International Institute for Justice and the Rule of Law (IIJ)
The International Institute for Justice and the Rule of Law, based in Valletta, Malta, has provided invaluable support to the GCTF, and continues to do so through the development and implementation of GCTF good practices and memoranda and other initiatives with criminal justice practitioners and experts, including support of the Neuchâtel Memorandum on Good Practices for Juvenile Justice in a Counterterrorism Context and the Recommendations Relating to Contributions by Parliamentarians in Developing an Effective Response to Terrorism. In 2016, the IIJ continued to promote implementation of the GCTF good practices, including training judges and prosecutors on how to address terrorism-related activities within a rule of law framework.
More information about the IIJ is available on www.theiij.org.