Initiative on Implementing the GCTF Memorandum on Good Practices on National-Local Cooperation in Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism

In September 2021, the CVE Working Group, co-chaired by Australia and Indonesia, launched a new Initiative to promote and operationalize the Memorandum on GCTF Good Practices for Strengthening National-Local Cooperation for Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism. The Strong Cities Network is the implementing partner. 

The NLC Good Practices offer general guidance for those interested in identifying and overcoming barriers to or otherwise strengthening national-local cooperation. However, they lack region- and country-specific context. As such, context- and sector-specific tools, advice, and expertise are required to facilitate the translation of these good practices into national and local action.

Several activities will be conducted in 2021-2023 within the framework of this Initiative:

  • An awareness raising workshop to consider how to operationalize the NLC Good Practices;
  • A mapping and gap analysis to identify challenges and strengths in select countries/regions;
  • Multi-stakeholder dialogues in those same countries and regions; and,
  • A Policy Toolkit to provide practical guidance on the implementation of the NLC Good Practices.