The Counter Extremism Project (CEP) is a trusted partner for governments as well as nongovernmental organizations operating around the globe. From Tanzania to Pakistan to Norway, CEP supports various grassroots efforts to combat extremism. Below are some of CEP’s featured program activities.
Community Awareness Program for Preventing Violent Extremism in Tanzania (CAPPTAN)
CEP has partnered with the U.S. Department of State to implement its Community Awareness Program for Preventing Violent Extremism in Tanzania (CAPPTAN), an 18-month Preventing Violent Extremism (PVE) training and mentorship program. Through CAPPTAN, CEP has equipped Tanzanian civil society stakeholders with the knowledge and tools to identify and prevent the drivers of violent extremism at the local level. Partnering with organizations across Arusha, Dar es Salaam, Morogoro, Tanga, and Zanzibar, CEP has established five distinct networks of PVE-trained civil society actors—helping to foster community cohesion, resilience, and cooperation. Partner organizations now have a) the knowledge to launch their own PVE programming, and b) the qualifications to consult with the Tanzanian government and other entities on domestic violent extremism issues.
- U.S. Department of State
Fostering community resilience in five regions: Arusha, Dar es Salaam, Morogoro, Tanga, and Zanzibar
More than 60 organizations trained in community strategies to counter radicalization
Development of partner-drafted PVE recommendations to be included in Tanzania's National Action Plan for PVE
Muslim World Today (MWT)
CEP provides assistance to Muslim World Today (MWT), an outreach program focused on fostering a greater sense of tolerance and pluralism within Muslim American communities. MWT’s programming is two-pronged, combining online outreach with public events. MWT’s online platform, www.muslimworldtoday.org, combines digital storytelling, personal narratives, arts and culture news, podcasts, and video programs to advance its important message. Original content is coupled with articles aggregated from external sites that reflect MWT’s global message of tolerance and pluralism within Islam. MWT’s efforts to combine online and in-person outreach helps to develop the organization into a long-term, sustainable program.
- US Department of Homeland Security
- United States
An active online community of 30,000+ users interacting with digital CVE content
Supporting more than 24 gender equality and human rights activists in Pakistan
CEP has developed One95, the winning submission from the pilot Peer 2 Peer (P2P): Challenging Extremism competition, into a self-sustaining CVE counter-narrative effort. The primary goal of One95 is to highlight best practices; create materials that inform and incentivize future CVE planning and programs; and provide support to grassroots and youth-driven CVE efforts around the world. One95 has developed outreach and training materials that support CVE education. These materials can be used to incentivize and create new independent CVE programs. One95 also serves as a grantmaking organization, providing much needed financial support to grassroots CVE activists.
- U.S. National Counterterrorism Center
- Burkina Faso
Supporting 7 of the next generation of global CVE leaders
Funding programming in 7 countries across 6 continents