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.



Co-sponsored by GCERF and the Institute for Security Studies (ISS), a number of private sector, civil society, media, and think tank leaders convened in Cape Town on 5 June 2015 to explore current approaches to preventing and countering violent extremism. Meeting on the margins of the World Economic Forum Regional Summit on Africa, the group identified innovative approaches to engaging the corporate sector in sustainable, long-term investment in areas affected by violent extremism and explored how to support women and their families living under threat of violence and recruitment by these groups.

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