UNDP commences Preventing Violent Extremism Conducive to Terrorism in Central Asia Regional Dialogue series with a first meeting for mapping the evidence and research base

The Bishkek Regional Dialogue was the first step towards providing a platform for Preventing Violent Extremism (PVE) practitioners and expert community to work together and thereby contribute towards broader PVE research efforts in the Central Asia region.

The intensive technical discussions of among 60 PVE researchers, experts and practitioners from around the globe representing UN agencies, academia, and think tanks, civil society organizations, and other partners from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan as well as Eurasia, Africa, Europe, and America facilitated:

- The discussion of the state of knowledge on violent extremism dynamics in Central Asia and across the globe,

- Establishment of linkages between expert community and the identification of synergies between ongoing and future researches,

- The mapping of research gaps in the PVE area and the prioritization of upcoming research plans.

For more information, please visit UNDP website

The Regional Dialogue devoted to mapping the research in the area of Violent Extremism Conducive to Terrorism in Central Asia was the first among five regional dialogues to be hosted by the Central Asian countries. The dialogue series is part of the regional UNDP initiative aimed at prevention of violent extremism conducive to terrorism in Central Asia, and generously funded by the Government of Japan.

The Bishkek Regional Dialogue was the first step towards providing a platform for Preventing Violent Extremism (PVE) practitioners and expert community to work together and thereby contribute towards broader PVE research efforts in the Central Asia region.

The intensive technical discussions of among 60 PVE researchers, experts and practitioners from around the globe representing UN agencies, academia, and think tanks, civil society organizations, and other partners from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan as well as Eurasia, Africa, Europe, and America facilitated:

- The discussion of the state of knowledge on violent extremism dynamics in Central Asia and across the globe,

- Establishment of linkages between expert community and the identification of synergies between ongoing and future researches,

- The mapping of research gaps in the PVE area and the prioritization of upcoming research plans.

For more information, please visit UNDP website

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