Background

The government of Bangladesh has reaffirmed its strong commitment to preventing violent extremism in the country. However, the constantly evolving, multi-faceted nature of contemporary violent extremism underlines the need for increased engagement, coordination, and collaboration across all levels of society to address its root causes and prevent its growth. In Bangladesh, the countering and preventing violent extremism (C/PVE) interventions through state and non-state actors are being implemented for the last couple of years in addressing different drivers of violent extremism (VE). But there is not any platform for sharing the knowledge among the implementers and the leading actors; resulting in creating lack of common and evidence-based understanding about the effectiveness of the interventions. In this context, many resources are not being utilized in the most effective means. According to Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTCU) Unit, the most of state and non-state actors do not have evidence- based knowledge to fight extremist views, ideas and narratives. Additionally, they are not sufficiently equipped to mobilize their fellow people/community against radicalization/VE to contribute to the national C/PVE efforts. The US State Dept. Country Report on Terrorism (2017) shows that Bangladesh’s lack of a publicly available strategy to counter violent extremism hindered sustained engagement with the United States and the international community.

Goal
Generate a shared understanding of different stakeholders on C/PVE in perspective of Bangladesh

Objectives
  • PVE Knowledge will be shared and cross fertilized to demonstrate the bestpractice targeting prevention of violent extremism in Bangladesh
  • Enable key influential with evidence-based knowledge and tools on PVE tocontribute national CVE efforts in Bangladesh

Date and Time
December 09 -10, 2019 | Monday- Tuesday | 09:00am-05:00pm

Venue
International Convention City Basundhara (ICCB), Dhaka

Organizer

Counter Terrorism & Transnational Crime Unit (CTTCU), Dhaka Metropolitan Police in collaboration with Rupantar as Stop Violence Coalition (SVC) secretariat is convening the conference. CTTCU is a dedicated and specialized unit to carryout intelligence-led proactive investigation in terrorism and transnational crime, arrest criminals, collect criminal intelligence and keep the terror suspects under surveillance and finally stop such activities with the help of citizen. SVC is a civic engagement platform of the 16 civil society organizations working across Bangladesh. The conference has been supported by USAID’s Obirodh -Road to Tolerance program and United Nations.

Participants
The conference intends to engage all key stakeholders working in the C/PVE domain in Bangladesh. It is expected that around 550 state and non-state actors will join the conference in different segments.

General Registration
Only selected participants working on Preventing/Countering Violent Extremism can register with the prior provided letter of invitation from the member secretary of the conference committee. Please check before registration if your organization has received the letter with unique registration code. Kindly follow the instructions below to login and register.

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No offline registration is accepted. So, please complete your registration before the closing of registration date. Registered participants will get an invitation card which will be treated as the entry pass to enter into the conference venue.

Chief Advisor
Md. Monirul Islam
BPM(bar),PPM(bar)
Additional Police Commissioner
Chief of Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC)

Members

Jerome Sayre , Chief of Party,USAID’s Obirodh:Road to Tolerance program
Robert Stoelman, Project Manager, Partnerships for a Tolerant Inclusive Bangladesh, (PTIB) UNDP Bangladesh.
Randall Olson, Director – Democracy, Human Rights and Governance Office, USAID, Bangladesh
Edward Rees,Peace and Development Advisor, United Nations Resident Coordinator Office (UNRCO)
Rumana Amin,Governance and CVE Adviser, USAID, Bangladesh
Mr. Jayedul Ahsan Pintu,Chairman, Center for Social Advocacy and Research Foundation (CSARF).
Shabnam Azim,Associate Professor, Department of Journalism, University of Dhaka
Md. Rafiqul Islam Khokan,Secretary General, Stop Violence Coalition (SVC) Executive Director, Rupantar
Abdul Mannan,bpm,Deputy Commissioner, Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC)

Steering Committee

Mr. Md. Mukhlesur Rahman ppm,Deputy Commissioner, Detective Brunch,Dhaka Metropolitan Police
Rumana Amin,Governance and CVE Adviser, USAID, Bangladesh
Jerome Sayre,Chief of Party, USAID’s Obirodh: Road to Tolerance Program
Mr. Md. Rafiqul Islam Khokan,Secretary General, SVC
Nadim Farhad,CVE Coordinator, United Nations Office Counter Terrorism (UNOCT)
Abdul Mannan,bpm,Deputy Commissioner, Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC)

Concept Paper & Content Preparation Sub-Committee

Mr. Md. Saiful Islam,bpm,Deputy Commissioner, Counter Terrorism
Ms. Mahfuza Liza,Additional Deputy Commissioner,Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC)
Mr. Wahiduzzaman Noor ,bpm,Assistant Commissioner, Counter Terrorism
Md. Arifur Rahman , Member, SVC,Chief Executive, Young Power in Social Action (YPSA)

Registration, Invitation &Reception Sub-committee

Mr. A H M Abdur Raqib,bpm,ppm,Deputy Commissioner, Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC)
Mr. Siddiqur Rahman, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Dhaka Metropolitan Police.
Mr. Atiqur Rahman Chowdhury Assistant Commissioner, Dhaka Metropolitan Police.
Mr. Swapan Kumar Guha ,Executive Director, Rupantar
MalihaFaizur Rahman,Rupantar

Venue Decoration Sub-Committee

Mishuk Chakma,ppm(bar),Deputy Commissioner,Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC)
Md. Nazmul Islam,bpm, Additional Deputy Commissioner,Cyber Crime, Dhaka Metropolitan Police.
Ms. Rahima Sultana KajalMember, SVC,Executive Director, Association of Voluntary Action for Society (AVAS)

Coordination Sub-Committee

Mr.Abdul Mannan,bpm ,Deputy Commissioner,Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC)
Mr.Zahedul Haque Talukdar ,bpm,ppm(bar), Additional Deputy Commissioner
Monzur ElaheSenior Programme Manager, USAID’s Obirodh-Road to Tolerance Program, Management System International (MSI).
Md.Hasan Ali,Consultant, Policy Advocacy, SVC Secretariat / Rupantar

Meal & Refreshment Sub-Committee

Mr.Md. Mahfuzul Islam ,ppm(bar),Deputy Commissioner,Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC)
Mr.MD. Mahbubur Rahman ,bpm,Assistant Commissioner,Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC)
Mr. Alauddin AliMember, SVC Executive Director, UdayangkurSeba Sangstha (USS)

Media & Promotional Activity Sub-Committee

AFM Al Kibria ,ppm, Deputy Commissioner, Cyber Security & Crime Dhaka Metropolitan Police
Nazmul Haque ,bpm, ppm,Additional Deputy Commissioner,Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC)
Fayezullah ChowdhuryMember, SVC Executive Director, Barendra Unnayan Prochesta (BUP)

Security Sub-Committee

Mr. Md. Sanwar Hossain,bpm, ppm(bar),Deputy Commissioner,Special Action Group (SAG), Dhaka Metropolitan Police.
Mr. Md. Wahidul IslamDeputy Commissioner, Dhaka Metropolitan Police
Mr. S M Jahangir Hasan bpm(bar), ppm ,Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC)
Rajkumar Shaw Member, SVC .Executive Director, Anagrasar Samaj Unnayan Sangstha (ASUS)

Note Taking &Publication Sub-Committee

Niloy Ranjan Biswas, Associate Professor, Department of International Relations,University of Dhaka
Nazmul IslamAssistant Commissioner, Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC)
Maliha Faizur RahmanProgram Assistant, Rupantar

Contact

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