GCTF Training Manuals are practical, user-friendly resources that support practitioners, policymakers and other experts wanting to use and implement GCTF Framework Documents. They can assist States and organizations as they build capacities and competencies in key areas of counterterrorism and preventing and countering violent extremism conducive to terrorism. The curricula provided can serve as a foundation for further specialized training courses.

These GCTF resources are developed through a series of activities such as workshops and experts meetings and by seeking written comments. The Forum regularly invites the three GCTF Inspired Institutions, United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Coordination Compact entitites, and other non-member countries and organizations, including regional and sub-regional organizations, academic experts, and civil society representatives to participate in the development of GCTF resources.

A draft manual is subject to one or more comment periods. Input from non-members can be sought through workshops and review meetings, and during comment periods.

Given that GCTF manuals build on existing GCTF Framework Documents, these documents are reviewed by the Forum’s Members before being presented to a meeting of the Coordinating Committee for information.