Preventing Violent Extremism through Education in Central Asia

The UNESCO Almaty Cluster Office in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan and UNESCO Headquarters, in collaboration with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), held a Sub-regional workshop on the prevention of violent extremism through education on 13-15 November in Almaty. The workshop was organized within the framework of the partnership of UNESCO and UNODC on “Global Citizenship Education for the Rule of Law: Doing the Right Thing”.

The purpose of the workshop was to strengthen the capacity of education stakeholders to implement educational measures and approaches that help to prevent violent extremism in an effective and appropriate manner. More specifically, the workshop provided a common discussion platform for a clearer understanding of the issues of violent extremism in the Central Asian region, and allowed to discuss new tools and innovative approaches. Workshop participants also identified follow-up activities to be implemented with the Education Sector in view of supporting national prevention efforts.

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