Countering Incitement and Violent Extremism
National Workship: Tunis, Tunisia
A two-day workshop took place on 3 and 4 November 2015 in Tunis, Tunisia which brought together representatives of various ministries and security agencies of the Tunisian government as well as a few representatives from civil society. The meeting was aimed at the development of an effective, comprehensive and multi-stakeholder implementation action plan of the National Strategy Against Extremism and Terrorism that had been developed by the National Commission against Terrorism and Violent Extremism in Tunisia.
National Workshop: Mombasa, Kenya
From 20-22 January 2015, ICCT in cooperation with UN Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED) and Human Security Collective (HSC) organised a National Workshop on the effective implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolutions 1624 (2005) and 2178 (2014) in Mombasa, Kenya.
Government representatives of various ministries, as well as county representatives and local civil society representatives participated in the workshop discussing issues related to counter-terrorism and countering violent extremism that are relevant for Kenya. Special focus was on the topics of education, reintegration and rehabilitation of former fighters, community engagement, the role of the media, and the role of women leaders. The working group participants worked jointly to identify common goals and avenues for further action planning.
National Workshop: Nairobi, Kenya
A three-day workshop concluded on 9 May 2014 at the United Nations Office in Nairobi (UNON) that was devoted to the development of an effective and comprehensive strategy in Kenya to counter-terrorism and violent extremism. The workshop concluded with the commitment of all present to pursue an action-oriented plan to reduce the threat of violent extremism and terrorism in Kenya. It was agreed that such a plan required full cooperation and partnership between the Government and civil society.
Regional Meeting: Algiers, Algeria
The three-day meeting took place from 16 – 18 June 2013 and sought to further develop cooperation between governments and civil society to prevent incitement motivated by extremism and intolerance. The meeting contained productive discussions on the best ways to prohibit and prevent incitement using legal means and by addressing social conditions that could be conducive to the spread of terrorism
Regional Meeting: Rabat, Morocco
Together with the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED), ICCT organised a regional Workshop for Maghreb and Sahel States in Rabat, Morocco, 17-19 July 2012. The participants identified challenges and possible solutions, which could be part of national strategies to implement Security Council Resolution 1624 (2005).
Workshop participants recognised the need for the international, national and local actors to better understand the factors that lead certain individuals towards terrorism and to identify ways in which this could be prevented. They agreed that a comprehensive approach involving governmental and non- governmental actors is important in achieving success in de-radicalisation and disengagement from terrorism. Participants contributed with positive energy to the lively and open debate, building bridges between different regions and different actors.
Project Goals & Activities
Resolution 1624 calls upon states to prohibit and prevent incitement to commit terrorism by enhancing dialogue and bringing together different actors including governments and civil society.