About Us


Hedayah was created in response to the growing desire from members of the Global Counter-Terrorism Forum and the wider international community for the establishment of an independent, multilateral center.

During the ministerial-level launch of the GCTF in New York in September 2011, the U.A.E offered to serve as the host of the International Center of Excellence for Countering Violent Extremism. In December 2012, Hedayah was inaugurated with its headquarters in Abu Dhabi, U.A.E. 

Hedayah is devoted to dialogue and communications, capacity building programs, research and analysis to counter violent extremism in all of its forms and manifestations.



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Hedayah Center Leads Global Efforts on PCVE National Action Plans

posted on 21 Sep 2017 news

NEW YORK | Hedayah, the International Centre of Excellence for Countering Violent Extremism (CVE), based in Abu Dhabi, today signed a memorandum of understanding, in the margins of the United Nations General Assembly, with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

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International CVE Research Conference 2017

04 Oct 2017 Activity

The International CVE Research Conference 2017 will be convened by Hedayah, Center for Middle Eastern Strategic Studies (ORSAM) and the UN Development Programme (UNDP). The Conference is also hosted and sponsored by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Turkey.

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UAE’s efforts to counter terrorism examined

13 Oct 2017 news

THE GULF TODAY | ABU DHABI | Dr Ali Rashid Al Nuaimi, Chairman of the Steering Board of the International Centre of Excellence for Countering Violent Extremism, Hedayah, made an official visit, yesterday, to Madrid.

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