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.
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.
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.