Oslo III: 14 – 16 June 2021

Voices from the Ground

UNDP works in 170 countries to strengthen universal peace and prosperity and promote positive action for people and the planet. With seventy-one countries experiencing at least one death from terrorism in 2019, and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic impacting violent extremism in ways not yet fully understood, Preventing Violent Extremism (PVE) remains a core element of UNDPs work on peace. But with the health and disinformation waves of COVID sweeping the globe, it has been more difficult to hear the voices of those working at the local and national levels to prevent violent extremism.

Oslo III is bringing you the opportunity to listen and learn from voices on the ground, communicating the lived experience of efforts to prevent violent extremism and the reasons why it is more important than ever to continue the focus on prevention. Hear from our government and civil society partners working on the frontline on how the violent extremism landscape has changed, and their ideas of how preventing violent extremism should look in the future.

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  • Civil Society
  • Government

Fathimath Azza

Director General at Ministry of Education, Maldives

Makhabbat Yespenova

Director of NGO Kameda, Kazakhstan

Afërdita Jaha

Head of the Technical Team on PVE in the Kosovo’s Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MEST), Kosovo

Wevyn Muganda

Cora Weiss Peacebuilding Fellow for Global Network of Women Peacebuilders and the convenor for ISIRIKA, Kenya

Ayu Kartika Dewi

Managing Director Indika Foundation, Indonesia

Sadaf Khan

Co-founder Media Matters for Democracy Trust, Pakistan

Andhika Chrisnayudhanto

Deputy for International Cooperation of the Indonesian National Counter Terrorism Agency (BNPT), Indonesia

Mohammad Ali Babakhel

Director General National Counter Terrorism Authority (NACTA), Government of Pakistan, Pakistan

Nataliia Kopytsia

Head of the CSO “Woman of the future”, Ukraine

Brigadier General Zakariyya Mansoor

Director General - Counter-Terrorism, National Counter Terrorism Centre, Ministry of Defence and National Security, Republic of Maldives

Nahim Razzaq

Member of Parliament, Bangladesh

Charmaine Mae “Xx” Dagapioso

Baconga - The Balay Mindanaw Foundation Inc. (BMFI), Philippines

*All references to Kosovo shall be understood to be in the context of UNSCR 1244 (1999)