Regional Dialogue series with a second meeting focused on understanding the nexus of youth inclusion and PVE in the Central Asian region

Regional Dialogue devoted to the topic of Youth Inclusion and Preventing Violent Extremism (PVE): Understanding the Nexus was held in Almaty on December 3-4, 2018, with participants coming from government, civil society and international organisations from all the five Central Asian countries and globally.

UNDP Kazakhstan hosts the second out of five regional dialogues within the regional UNDP project aimed at prevention of violent extremism conducive to terrorism in Central Asia. The project with a budget of US$ 6.4 million is generously funded by the Government of Japan. It is spearheaded by UNDP in Kazakhstan and jointly implemented with UNDP offices in the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan and strategic support from UNDP Istanbul Regional Hub. The series of Regional Dialogue Events have been envisaged to bring together relevant stakeholders and deepen the understanding and effectiveness of responses to violent extremism in the region.

The event convenes UN agencies together with government officials, youth actors and representatives, academics, experts, think-tanks, donors and civil society representatives and other partners who have both relevant programmatic as well as research experience in this field. The goal of the discussions is to share research and empirical evidence about youth inclusion and facilitate connections between different stakeholders, creating a platform for young people and those who work with them to share their perspectives with policy-makers.

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