• Qatar Fund for Development supports GCERF in addressing the drivers of violent extremism

    On the sidelines of the 140th IPU Assembly and Related Meetings Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD) and Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund (GCERF) signed a US$ 5 million agreement to strengthen the prevention of violent extremism. The agreement was signed by H.E. Mr Khalifa Bin Jassim Al-Kuwari and Dr Khalid Koser, Executive Director of GCERF. QFFD will support GCERF activities through increasing […]

  • GCERF’s Statement to the G7 Roma-Lyon Group

    Read here GCERF’s Statement to the G7 Roma-Lyon Group meeting in Paris, 7 March 2019

  • Lessons from GCERF-Funded Programmes in Bangladesh

    Over the past two years, GCERF grantees in Bangladesh have tested various approaches to preventing violent extremism (PVE), and found that the following worked well: building cultural identity and promoting positive alternative narratives to strengthen social cohesion; introducing debate competitions in public and religious schools to enhance critical thinking; and organising frequent social mobilisation events […]

  • New GCERF videos out now!

    GCERF Forum 2018: Event Overview In September 2018, the Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund (GCERF) organised, with the Resilience Research Centre, an inaugural two-day international learning event, “GCERF Forum 2018”, which, for the first time, brought together current GCERF grantees, expert practitioners and researchers, and GCERF Secretariat staff. Watch the video to know more about […]

  • GCERF on the margins of the 73rd United Nations General Assembly Session

    GCERF organised two events and actively participated in various meetings on the margins of the 73rd United Nations General Assembly Session in New York. On 25 September 2018 the Government of Australia and GCERF hosted an interactive panel on Global Lessons for Domestic Efforts to Prevent and Counter Violent Extremism to discuss global lessons for […]

  • 2017 Annual Report is Now Available

    2017 Annual Report is now available – have a look at GCERF’s success stories, and more!

  • Call for P/CVE Experts

    CALL FOR EXPERTS: GCERF Seeks Applications for Its Independent Review Panel (IRP) APPLICATION DEADLINE: Sunday, 9 September 2018 The Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund (GCERF) is a multi-stakeholder global fund that works with local partners to strengthen community resilience to violent extremism. GCERF is an independent public-private partnership that directs resources to initiatives led […]

  • Preventing violent extremism: the private sector as a vehicle for innovation and success – The Roosevelt Hotel, New York

    Co-hosted by the European Union and GCERF, the objective of the event was to explore the critical role that the private sector can play in supporting PVE efforts, including insights from corporate leaders, testimonies from diplomats, and perceptions from practitioners in the field.  The event was also the opportunity for GCERF and the European Union […]

  • High-Level Awareness and Pledging Meeting for the Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund (GCERF) – UN Headquarters, New York

    On the margins of the 71st United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), the Governments of the United States and Switzerland, in cooperation with GCERF and The Prevention Project – Organizing Against Violent Extremism, hosted a High-Level Awareness and Pledging Meeting for GCERF to pledge further assistance to GCERF, identify recommendations  to help realise the potential of […]

  • Opportunities & Challenges for Mobilizing Resources for PVE

    The Prevention Project and the Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund (GCERF) convened representatives of governments, the United Nations, think-tanks and other non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and the private sector at the Brookings Institution to discuss the opportunities and challenges for mobilizing resources for preventing violent extremism (PVE). Among the questions the group addressed were: What are some of the […]

  • Dr Khalid Koser at GCSP’s Forum on the Power of Gender in Preventing Violent Extremism

      On June 17, 2016, Dr Khalid Koser, Executive Director of the Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund (GCERF), joined the discussion on “The Power of Gender in Preventing Violent Extremism” which was organized by the Geneva Centre for Security Policy and the Australian Permanent Mission to the United Nations in Geneva. Along with Dr Koser were Maud […]

  • GCERF Signs its First Grants

    GCERF is happy to announce the signing of its first grants in Bangladesh, Mali, and Nigeria. GCERF is now working with 12 grantees across these three countries, supporting 60 initiatives contributing to the prevention of violent extremism and involving 52 local community-based organisations. The community level initiatives will engage over 500,000 individuals and indirectly reach […]

  • Carol Bellamy speaks on Mobilizing Resources at the Geneva Conference on PVE

      On 7 April 2016,  GCERF Chair Carol Bellamy addressed the United Nations on mobilising resources to better support P/CVE initiatives at the “Geneva Conference for Preventing Violent Extremism.” Watch the video below:   Download a copy of  her speech here.

  • Gender Perspectives in Preventing Violent Extremism – A Conversation with Carol Bellamy

      On the heels of the Geneva Conference on Preventing Violent Extremism (PVE) and the United Nations Plan of Action for PVE, GCERF in partnership with the Graduate Institute Centre on Gender and Global Change, co-hosted a discussion on “Gender Perspectives in Preventing Violent Extremism”. The event featured Ms Carol Bellamy, Chair of the Governing […]

  • Dr. Khalid Koser’s interview with the HubCulture

    On 21 January 2016, while attending the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, GCERF Executive Director Dr. Khalid Koser spoke with Davos HubCulture editor, Edie Lush, about the links and realities that link large-scale migration and violent extremism. The emphasis, he said, should be on proper integration.

  • Permanent Missions of Qatar and Switzerland highlight GCERF’s role in PVE

    Time for Action in Countering Violent Extremism: The Role of the Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund On 8 December 2015 the Permanent Missions of Qatar and Switzerland co-hosted an event at the United Nations in New York to highlight the role of the Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund (GCERF) in preventing violent extremism. […]

  • Third Meeting of the GCERF Governing Board

    On 1 and 2 December 2015, sixty representatives from more than twenty countries, the European Union, civil society, private sector, foundations, and research institutions gathered in Geneva, Switzerland for the third meeting of the Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund (GCERF) Governing Board. This pivotal meeting, which reaffirmed the commitment of all stakeholders to realize […]

  • EU donates 2 million EUR to GCERF

    On December 1, 2015, GCERF Board Member Mr. Adriaan van der Meer, Head of the European Commission’s Instrument Contributing to Stability and Peace Unit, signed a contribution agreement for 2 million Euro between the European Union (EU) and GCERF. The EU has been a dedicated partner of GCERF since the Fund’s launch in September 2014.

  • GCERF on the margins of UNGA: Private Sector Roundtable

    On the margins of the 70th United Nations General Assembly meeting in New York, GCERF hosted a high-level roundtable on “Investing in Fragile Environments: The Role of the Private Sector in Countering Violent Extremism”. With interventions from Federal Councillor Didier Burkhalter, Head of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland; Dr. Sarah Sewall, Under Secretary […]

  • GCERF on the margins of UNGA: Exploring the Security-Development Nexus

    On Friday, 25 September, GCERF and the Global Center for Cooperative Security cohosted a breakfast discussion in New York to explore the link between countering violent extremism (CVE) and promoting sustainable development, and specifically how CVE initiatives can bridge the divide between security and development communities. Chaired by GCERF Executive Director Dr Khalid Koser, panelists […]

  • Switzerland backs new initiatives to prevent violent extremism worldwide

    Press Release, 09.09.2015   The Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund (GCERF) is pleased to announce the visit today of Federal Councillor Didier Burkhalter, Head of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA), to sign a CHF 4 million contribution agreement between GCERF and the FDFA.   Signing the agreement on behalf of GCERF, Executive […]

  • GCERF at WEF Africa Summit: Innovative Approaches to Countering Violent Extremism

    On the margins of the WEF Africa Regional Summit, GCERF convened a diverse group of experts to explore how to better engage the corporate sector in CVE efforts and empower women and girls threatened by violent extremist groups.   INNOVATIVE APPROACHES TO COUNTERING VIOLENT EXTREMISM Co-sponsored by GCERF and the Institute for Security Studies (ISS), […]

  • CNBC Africa: GCERF in South Africa for World Economic Forum Regional Summit

    CNBC Africa: World Economic Forum Summit on Africa and GCERF On the margins of the WEF Africa Summit in Cape Town, Executive Director Dr Khalid Koser spoke to CNBC Africa about private sector engagement in preventing radicalisation to violent extremism, the World Economic Forum’s committment to countering violent extremism, and GCERF’s multi-stakeholder approach to supporting […]

  • Introducing GCERF: A Global Response to Radicalisation to Violent Extremism

    An in-depth interview with Carol Bellamy, Chair, GCERF and Khalid Koser, Executive Director, GCERF

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