Countering Violent Extremism: CPAU organized a two-day workshop on Identifying Political and Economic Opportunities for Communities Vulnerable to Radicalization in Gardiz Province

Political and Economic factors arising out of unresolved conflicts, socio-economic marginalization, and weak governance can create an environment where radicalization and violent extremis are thriving. In order to mitigate these political and economic drivers of extremism, it is important to identify marginalised and alienated groups which are most vulnerable and moreover to align and allocate resources to provide economic opportunities for affected communities and to generate long-term economic growth and good governance. Existent national and local political and economic policies have to be refined and adapted to the needs of vulnerable communities in order to prevent violent extremism in an effective and sustainable way.

As part of CPAU’s initiatives for Countering Violent Extremism (CVE), it organized a series of engagement programs and a major conference was held on 27th and 28th December 2015 in Gardiz Province on ‘Identifying Political and Economic Opportunities for Communities Vulnerable to Radicalization’.Local community members and officials as well as important national and overseas scholars supported CPAU’s initiative and engaged in fruitful talks and knowledge exchange during the course of the two-day event.
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