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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From Syria to Tunisia: Aziz Returns Home

From Syria to Tunisia: Aziz Returns Home

As Aziz* returns home from Syria, he tries to cope with his father’s death and his mother’s imprisonment. Hedayah, a GCTF Inspired Institution, works with the Tunisian government to support children like Aziz in managing the trauma of exposure to violent extremism and safely reintegrating children back into society.

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Empowering the next generation in the Philippines

Empowering the next generation in the Philippines

In Lanao del Sur, GCERF, a GCTF Inspired Institution, supports a series of initiatives promoting active citizenry and personal leadership, enhancing the understanding of Bangsamoro identity and addressing historical grievances and discrimination, which have been drivers of radicalization. Mira’s story shows GCERF’s role in instilling optimism and a sense of purpose and identity among youth.
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Dialogue and Community Resilience in East Africa

Dialogue and Community Resilience in East Africa

17-18 March 2021

The GCTF Capacity-Building in the East Africa Region Working Group organized a virtual workshop on promoting dialogue and community resilience. The workshop identified lessons learned from East Africa, emerging activities, and recommendations on how best to engage in dialogue and resilience building in the region.

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Maritime Security & Terrorism in the Mediterranean

Maritime Security & Terrorism in the Mediterranean

15 April 2021

The United States, GCTF Maritime Security and Terrorist Travel Initiative Lead, hosted the last in series of regionally-focused webinars to raise awareness of terrorists' current and potential misuse of the maritime sector for travel, to share expertise, and to promote discussion of national approaches to counter this threat.

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