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A New Tool Addresses the Challenge of Measuring CVE Impact

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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Hedayah leads online discussion on 'Realigning Crime-Terror Nexus'

ABU DHABI | WAM | Hedayah, the International Centre of Excellence for Countering Violent Extremism, CVE, led a discussion with the public on 'Realigning the Crime-Terror Nexus' that took place at the sixth edition of Debating Security Plus, convened by Friends of Europe.

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National Counter-Terrorism Officials Meet to Strengthen Global Collaboration to Terrorism

ABU DHABI | International senior counter-terrorism officials met in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE) to openly discuss and address current priorities, experiences and challenges to further improve the mutual exchanges and better connect multilateral cooperation and national implementation of CT and CVE practices.

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Hedayah Center Leads Global Efforts on PCVE National Action Plans

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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G7 reaffirms commitment to P/CVE and announces ongoing support of Hedayah

WAM | LUCCA | The Group of Seven (G7) Foreign Ministers convened in Lucca, Italy from 10-11 April 2017 to address a number of key issues that affect global peace and security as outlined in a Joint Communiqué. The G7 Foreign Ministers addressed the existing threat of radicalization and violent extremism and reiterated their strong condemnation of acts of terrorism in all of its forms and manifestations.

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EDA holds lecture on Colombian referendum, peace process

WAM | ABU DHABI | The Emirates Diplomatic Academy, EDA, recently organised a lecture on the Colombian referendum and peace process as part of ongoing series of lectures providing a platform for prominent voices to share thought-provoking perspectives with the people of Abu Dhabi.

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Hedayah receives Singaporean Foreign Minister

ABU DHABI | On Tuesday 7 March 2017, Hedayah, the International Center of Excellence for Countering Violent Extremism, received His Excellency Dr. Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister of Foreign Affairs for Singapore.

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Hedayah brings CVE Perspective to GCC High-level Workshop on the Responsibility to Protect

DOHA | Hedayah, the International Center of Excellence for Countering Violent Extremism (CVE), participated in “The Responsibility to Protect (R2P) and the Gulf Cooperation Council’s Response to Mass Atrocities” workshop, convened by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the State of Qatar and the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect.

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Hedayah, UNDP co-host 3rd Annual International CVE Research Conference in Jakarta

JAKARTA | On 6 December 2016, the “Third Annual International Countering Violent Extremism Research Conference 2016”, co-hosted by Hedayah, the International Center of Excellence for Countering Violent Extremism and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), started its interactive activities in Jakarta. The Conference was held for the first time and for three days in Jakarta, Indonesia, South East Asia.

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Hedayah receives Former President of Kosovo

ABU DHABI | On Tuesday 29 November 2016, Hedayah, the International Center of Excellence for Countering Violent Extremism, received the 4th President of the Republic of Kosovo, Her Excellency Ms. Atifete Jahjaga.

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Hedayah conducts CVE Awareness Raising Training in Jordan

AMMAN | On Thursday 23 November 2016, Hedayah, the International Center of Excellence for Countering Violent Extremism, conducted a CVE Awareness Raising training workshop for the Government officials in Amman, Jordan.

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Hedayah launches 'Creative Minds for Social Good' initiative to counter terrorist propaganda

DUBAI | Hedayah has launched the "Creative Minds for Social Good", a new public-private initiative to increase the capacity of credible private voices in the Middle East and North Africa to create and disseminate compelling online content that counters terrorist propaganda and promotes positive alternatives in the region.

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Hedayah ED Kruse publishes "CVE Strategies in the Muslim World"

ABU DHABI | Hedayah Executive Director, Mr. Maqsoud Kruse, published a new article on “Countering Violent Extremism Strategies in the Muslim World” in “The Annals of The American Academy of Political & Social Science” as part of the current November Issue Volume 668 (1) on “The Middle East and Regional Transition, Terrorism, and Countering Violent Extremism: What the Next President Will Face”.

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Italian Minister of Interior Visits Hedayah

ABU DHABI | On Thursday 6 October 2016, His Excellency Angelino Alfano, Minister of Interior of Italy and his delegation visited Hedayah, The International Center of Excellence for Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) and discussed CVE national strategies, issues related to the threat of Foreign Terrorist Fighters and the rehabilitation and reintegration of returnees among other relevant issues.

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Hedayah welcomes increased UK support and launches PCVE National Action Plans Task Force

NEW YORK | Hedayah, the Abu-Dhabi-based International Centre of Excellence for Countering Violent Extremism, today welcomed the announcement of expanded support from the UK Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, in the margins of the United Nations General Assembly.

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Need for solutions to check extremism and foreign terrorists: Hedayah

WAM | REPUBLIC OF KOREA | Maqsoud Kruse, Executive Director of Hedayah, the International Centre of Excellence for Countering Violent Extremism, CVE, has said that there is a need to find not only security and defence-related solutions but also preventive measures and recommendations to address global challenges, particularly related to violent extremism and the growing number of foreign terrorist fighters.

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Kosovo’s Minister of Foreign Affairs holds discussions at Hedayah

WAM | UAE | Enver Hoxhaj, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kosovo, during a visit to Hedayah, the International Centre of Excellence for Countering Violent Extremism, CVE, on Wednesday, 7th September, discussed issues that included the threat of Foreign Terrorist Fighters, FTFs, the rehabilitation and reintegration of returnees, and national strategies, among other related issues.

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Hedayah’s compendium on counter-narratives for the South East Asia region released

WAM | ABU DHABI | Hedayah, the International Center of Excellence for Countering Violent Extremism, CVE, based in Abu Dhabi, has released a compendium of counter-narratives for the South East Asia region.

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Hedayah takes part in 5th Annual Interfaith International Conference in Prishtina

WAM | PRISHTINA | Hedayah, the International Centre of Excellence for Countering Violent Extremism, CVE, is participating in the 5th Annual Interfaith International Conference on "The Role of Women in Promoting Interfaith Dialogue and Countering Violent Extremism".

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Hedayah and GCTF hold workshop on Role of Families in Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism

WAM | ABU DHABI | Hedayah, the International Centre of Excellence for Countering Violent Extremism, CVE, and the Global Counterterrorism Forum, GCTF, Countering Violent Extremism Working Group, this week convened a three-day Expert Workshop on "The Role of Families in Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism" in Abu Dhabi.

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International Conference on Preventing and Countering Radicalisation and Violent Extremism commences in Abu Dhabi

WAM | ABU DHABI | The International Conference on Preventing and Countering Radicalisation and Violent Extremism, has focused on threats posed by the Foreign Terrorist , FTF, with an aim of raising awareness on the importance of developing an effective preventive strategy against radicalisation and violent extremism.

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Hedayah partakes in Geneva Conference on Preventing Violent Extremism

WAM | GENEVA | Hedayah, the International Center of Excellence for Countering Violent Extremism (CVE), participated in the "Geneva Conference on Preventing Violent Extremism – The Way Forward", co-hosted by the Government of Switzerland and the United Nations, held at the United Nations Office in Geneva.

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High-level GCC Electronic Media Delegation Visits Hedayah

On Sunday 08 November 2015, a high-level electronic media delegation from the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf, visited Hedayah.

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Hedayah at Madrid+10: Stop Violent Extremism in Madrid

During the Club de Madrid Policy Dialogue “Madrid+10: Stop Violent Extremism” conference - hosted by Club de Madrid and the International Center for the Study of Radicalisation and Political Violence (ICSR). Hedayah organized a two-day workshop on the “Role of Women in Countering Radicalization and Violent Extremism” in Madrid, 27-28 October 2015.

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Hedayah at Athens International Conference on Religious and Cultural Pluralism and Peaceful Coexistence in the Middle East

From 18-20 October 2015, Hedayah participated at the International Conference on “Religious and Cultural Pluralism and Peaceful Coexistence in the Middle East”, hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Hellenic Republic, in Athens.

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Hedayah at the European Parliament in Brussels

On 15 October 2015, Hedayah participated at the “Subcommittee on Security and Defense (SEDE) Meeting on Revised EU Strategy for Combating Radicalisation and Recruitment to Terrorism”, European Parliament in Brussels.

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High-level French Delegation Visits Hedayah

On Saturday 03 October 2015, a high-level delegation from the French Parliament included H.E. Mr. Joaquim PUEYO, Socialist MP and president of the France/United Arab Emirates Friendship group, HE Mr. Georges Fenech, MP Les Républicains and member of the friendship group and others, visited Hedayah.

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Hedayah Attends the Leaders’ Summit on Countering ISIL and Violent Extremism in NY

On 29 September 2015, Hedayah participated in the “Leaders’ Summit on Countering ISIL and Violent Extremism” hosted by President Barack Obama in New York on the margins of the U.N. General Assembly.

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Hedayah Hosts a Meeting on Building More Effective Responses to the FTF Threat

The Foreign Terrorist Fighters (FTF) phenomenon is one of the most important issues in international counterterrorism and violent extremism at present.

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Hedayah Attends the Eighth Meeting of the Global Counter Terrorism Forum (GCTF) Coordinating Committee in NY

On 26 September 2015, Hedayah attended the “Eighth GCTF Coordinating Committee Meeting” in NY.

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Ambassador of the Hellenic Republic (Greece) Visits Hedayah

On Monday 10 August 2015, His Excellency Mr. Dionyssios Zois, Ambassador of the Hellenic Republic (Greece) to the United Arab of Emirates, visited Hedayah.

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Hedayah Attends the Senior Officials’ Check-In Meeting on CVE in Rome

On 29 July 2015, Hedayah, the International Center of Excellence for Countering Violent Extremism (CVE), participated in the “Senior Officials’ Check-In Meeting on Countering Violent Extremism” in Rome.

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Hedayah Attends the International Meeting on CVE and Deradicalization in Algiers

From 22 – 23 July 2015, Hedayah, the International Center of Excellence for Countering Violent Extremism (CVE), attended the “International Meeting on Countering Violent Extremism and Deradicalization” in Algiers.

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Singaporean Delegation Visits Hedayah

On Monday - 20 July 2015, a research delegation from the “Institute of Southeast Asian Studies”, Republic of Singapore, visited Hedayah, the International Center of Excellence for Countering Violent Extremism (CVE).

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Guest Scholars visit Hedayah Center

ABU DHABI, 21st June, 2015 (WAM) -- The Islamic scholars currently visiting the UAE as guests of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan during the Holy Month of Ramadan today visited the Hedayah Centre in Abu Dhabi.

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Minister of Defense of New Zealand Visits Hedayah

JUNE 2015 - His Excellency Gerard Anthony "Gerry" Brownlee, Minister of Defense of New Zealand, visited Hedayah, the International Center of Excellence for Countering Violent Extremism (CVE).

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Hedayah attends the United Nations General Assembly-69th Session: High-Level Thematic Debate on Promoting Tolerance and Reconciliation

From 21-22 April 2015, Hedayah, the International Center of Excellence for Countering Violent Extremism (CVE), attended the United Nations General Assembly- Sixty-Ninth Session: High-level Thematic Debate on Promoting Tolerance and Reconciliation: Fostering Peaceful, Inclusive Societies and Countering Violent Extremism at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.

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Belgian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Affairs Visits Hedayah Center

On 25 March 2015, H.E. Didier Reynders, Belgian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Affairs, along with a high-level Belgian delegation have visited Hedayah, the International Center of Excellence for Countering Violent Extremism (CVE).

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Hedayah attends the “White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism”

From 17-19 February 2015, the White House hosted a Summit on Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) to highlight domestic and international efforts to prevent violent extremists and their supporters from radicalizing, recruiting, or inspiring individuals or groups in the United States and abroad to commit acts of violence.

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Czech President Visits Hedayah

On Friday - 13th February 2015, His Excellency Mr. Miloš Zeman, President of the Czech Republic, visited Hedayah, the International Center of Excellence for Countering Violent Extremism (CVE).

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