21 September 2022
The Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) Working Group Co-Chairs, Australia and Indonesia, hosted the Good Practices in Funding and Implementing Community-Level P/CVE Initiatives: Multitude of Perspectives workshop in New York on the margins of the Twentieth GCTF Coordinating Committee Meeting. This workshop was the third in a series organized by the CVE Working Group under its Initiative on Funding and Enabling Community-Level P/CVE, which seeks to identify good practices and mechanisms to enable local-level capacity in P/CVE.
Building on lessons learned from funding tailored, localized interventions by the Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund (GCERF) and others, the workshops organized under this Initiative engage a wide range of stakeholders to collate and discuss diverse experiences in funding and enabling community-level P/CVE to identify emerging good practices and to develop recommendations for fast-tracking localization within respective national contexts.
The Good Practices in Funding and Implementing Community-Level P/CVE workshop focused on identifying good practices in each of the areas mentioned during the first two workshops that discussed barriers and challenges for funding and enabling P/CVE from various perspectives including the use of sensitive terminology, reaching low capacity/ visibility organizations, compliance and sustainability, and localized design, monitoring and evaluation of community-level P/CVE projects and initiatives.
Experts and representatives from the Nigerian ONSA Counter Terrorism Centre, the UNDP Crisis Bureau, the Council of Europe, the EU, and Muflehun participated in a panel discussion, moderated by GCERF’s Executive Director, Khalid Koser. The discussions will inform the development of a GCTF Framework Document on Funding and Enabling Community-Level P/CVE. The panel was followed by a plenary discussion, moderated by Eelco Kessels, Executive Director, Global Center on Cooperative Security.