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.


Featured News

A New Tool Addresses the Challenge of Measuring CVE Impact

posted on 16 Aug 2018 news

Hedayah, the International Center of Excellence for Countering Violent Extremism (CVE), Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), the world’s oldest independent think tank on international defense and security, and 21Unicorns, a distinguished app developer, with the support of the Government of Canada developed MASAR, a monitoring, measurement and evaluation (MM&E) desktop and smartphone app to project the effectiveness of P/CVE programs.

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News & Activities

Debating Security Plus Roundtable 2018

05 Aug 2018 Activity

On 26 November 2018, Hedayah, Friends of Europe and TRENDS Research & Advisory convened one-day roundtable in Abu Dhabi, U.A.E. The roundtable marked the local launch of the 2018 Debating Security Plus Report (6th Edition).

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UAE role model for tolerance and peaceful co-existence: Ali Al Nuaimi

10 Oct 2018 news

ASTANA | WAM | The United Arab Emirates is a role model for tolerance and peaceful coexistence among followers of different religions and creeds, stated Dr. Ali Rashid Al Nuaimi, Chairman of the World Council of Muslim Communities.

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