Supporting Local Efforts to Prevent Violent Extremism
GCERF works with civil society groups and NGOs who are trusted in their communities. To address violent extremism, we need to understand its appeal and ask those most susceptible to recruitment what assistance they need. GCERF brings global resources to this effort.
Stefano Manservisi is the Chair of the Governing Board of the Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund. He currently also serves as Special Advisor to the European Commissioner for Economy Paolo Gentiloni.
Stefano has had a long and distinguished career as a top political adviser dealing with development policies and multilateral institutions.
Stefano has served in the European Commission as Director-General for International Cooperation and Development (DEVCO), where he led efforts to reshape EU development policy, deliver the Millennium Development Goals and work towards realisation of the Sustainable Development Goals. Prior to that he was Head of the Private Office of Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Commission Vice-President. He has also served as Director-General for Migration and Home Affairs, the EU Ambassador to Turkey, and headed the Private Office of the European Commission’s President Romano Prodi.
A lawyer by training, Stefano enjoys teaching and has been a visiting professor at various universities and research centres, as well as advising UN agencies and other multilateral institutions.
Australia, Japan and New Zealand
Alternate: Mr Peter Scott
Canada and United Kingdom
Alternate: Ms Christine Constantin
European Union, France, Denmark and Italy
Alternate: Mr Adrien Frier
Alternate: Dr Daniel Frank
United States of America, the Netherlands, Norway and Germany
Alternate: Ms Naomi Yorks
Mali, Nigeria, Niger and Burkina Faso
Alternate: H.E. Mr Mamadou Henri Konate
Kosovo and North Macedonia
Alternate: Mr Zlatko Apostoloski
Alternate: H.E. Mr Md. Mustafizur Rahman
Tunisia and the Philippines
Alternate: Mr Alexander Macario
Alternate: Ms Selena Victor
Policy, Think and Do Tanks
Alternate: Mr Eelco Kessels
Alternate: Mr Anthony Carroll
The GCERF Governing Board has approved two new partner countries, Albania and North Macedonia. This cements our regional strategy in the Western Balkans where GCERF is set to launch an initiative on returning foreign terrorist fighters.
The board has also improved a Country Strategy for Investment in Somalia, where GCERF will focus on addressing the socioeconomic drivers of violent extremism in Jubaland.
GCERF encourages you to report any wrong-doing to our Integrity Line. Handled by a third-party called Ethics Point, the Integrity Line is set up to receive your information securely and confidentially.
Governance and Ethics Committee
The Governance and Ethics Committee is responsible for overseeing governance arrangements and ethical standards defined by the GCERF’s Policy on Ethics and Conflict of Interest, and consists of the following members:
Daniel Frank (Chair)
Finance and Audit Committee
The Finance and Audit Committee is responsible for overseeing and advising on matters related to finance such as financial risk and policy, financial planning, monitoring, and financial performance; audit; risk management and internal control, as well as human resources policies and frameworks. It consists of the following members: