There is nothing new about the idea that suppression of terrorism must encompass both hard and soft measures. Even though the abbreviation “CVE” gained traction in early 2000, only the recent programming done has given it the practical prominence. This group aims to:
– discuss CVE theoretical issues and papers
– share ideas on CVE programming in conflict stricken communities + new approaches
– add in examples of CVE actors: who is doing what and where
This publication explores the drivers of violent extremism (VE), with special reference to the Muslim world in the past three decades https://pdf.usaid.gov/pdf_docs/Pnadt978.pdf
CVE programs in Chad and Mali are developing partnerships with local government, religious and traditional leaders, and nascent NGOs. Through training for local officials, youth employment and community improvement projects, key local actors are developing increased capability to respond to drivers of instability.