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Webinar 31: Increasing Resilience to Conflict and Violence in Practice: Lessons from Complex Crises

Webinar Date and Time: Wednesday, October 14th. Click here to view the webinar recording. Webinar Description: Building community-level resilience to conflict and violence has become an important lens for peacebuilding approaches, and yet the concepts “risk” and “resilience” are still not widely agreed upon in this space. Throughout this webinar, Mercy Corps will share its […]

Risk-informed Development. From Crisis to Resilience

Authors: ODI; UNDP; Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation (SDC) Publication Date: May 2019 Description: This report aims to articulate why being risk-informed is essential for national policy and decision-makers responsible for crafting development objectives and delivering global frameworks, including Agenda 2030, the Paris Agreement, the Addis Ababa Action Agenda, the Sendai Framework, the Grand Bargain and […]

Building Community Resilience to Violent Extremism Through Genuine Partnerships

Authors: B. Heidi Ellis; Saida Abdi Publication Date: 2017 Description: What is community resilience in relation to violent extremism, and how can we build it? This article explores strategies to harness community assets that may contribute to preventing youth from embracing violent extremism, drawing from models of community resilience as defined in relation to disaster […]

Community Resilience to Violent Extremism in Kenya

Authors: United States Institute of Peace (USIP); Sahan Publication Date: 2016 Description: This study builds on Ashutosh Varshney’s research on community resilience to communal violence in India, Ami Carpenter’s analysis of the resilience of Baghdad communities to sectarian violence, and Marshall Wallace and Mary Anderson’s comparative analysis of non-war communities. These studies show consensus on […]

Contending with ISIS in the Time of Coronavirus
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April 23, 2020
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Author: International Crisis Group Publication Date: March 2020 Summary: As the COVID-19 pandemic swiftly reorders the priorities of policymakers and the public worldwide, conflicts that only recently occupied centre stage in the global policy and media debate are receding into the background. The fight against the Islamic State (ISIS) in Iraq, Syria, and elsewhere is no […]

Yesterday’s Terrorists Are Today’s Public Health Providers
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April 22, 2020
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Author: Colin P. Clarke Publication Date: April 2020 Summary: The coronavirus pandemic has opened up similar opportunities for a range of terrorists, insurgents, and criminal organizations. Across the world, they are already seeking to acquire political legitimacy through the provision of public health services, especially in countries and regions where the government has been either unwilling […]

Youth, COVID-19 and Violent Extremism: Let’s Be Proactive
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April 22, 2020
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Author: Marc Sommers Publication Date: April 2020 Summary: There is a way to proactively respond to the impending COVID-19 crisis in Africa, the Middle East, and elsewhere – and in a way that positively engages with youth and begins to undermine VEOs. The article outlines five issues to consider. To access this resource, please click here: “Youth, […]

Webinar 22: Assessing Violent Extremism
November 30, 2018
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Webinar Date: Wednesday, December 12. Click here to view the recording. Webinar Description: Over the past decade, donors have commissioned scores of assessments to guide countering violent extremism (CVE) strategy and programming. The assessments have followed a number of guides and frameworks, employed different research methods, and included both desk studies and field-based research. From this […]

Countering Violent Extremism: The Application of Risk Assessment Tools in the Criminal Justice and Rehabilitation Process
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November 30, 2018
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Author: RTI International Publication Date: February 2018 Summary: This literature review begins by providing an overview of the history of risk assessment as a science and introduces key terms and theories. The following section introduces risk assessment tools specifically developed for use with individuals vulnerable to engaging in violent extremism, or offenders at risk of recidivating […]

Improving the Impact of Preventing Violent Extremism Programming – A Toolkit for Design, Monitoring and Evaluation
November 30, 2018
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Author: International Alert, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Publication Date: 2018 Summary: In 2016, the UN Secretary-General put forward a Plan of Action to Prevent Violent Extremism (PVE),4 which laid out the global recognition and imperative to address violent extremism. Based on this, UNDP developed a global framework for PVE which highlights that prevention needs to look […]

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