Your feedback is important to us!
We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.
Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.
Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)
As observed in Search for Common Ground's "Transforming Violent Extremism: A Peacebuilder's Guide," by drawing from the last 20 years of experience in peace building, countering terrorism and preventing violent extremism, different actors have a clearer knowledge today of the importance of understanding the dynamics that foment violent extremism and the approaches that prevent those dynamics from giving rise to violent extremism.The discussion will focus on the importance of public-private partnerships in countering violent extremist narratives.Counternarratives are reactions to a violent extremist claim, and can also cover promoting positive and alternative narratives that reinforce values contrary to extremism – such as peace, tolerance and conciliation.Good governance is among the best tools for true counter- and alternative narratives.Recent research has shown that good governance is the best narrative and antidote to radicalization, especially in conflict and fragile contexts. In three intersecting sectors – development, countering violent extremism and preventing violent extremism – scholars, researchers and practitioners have shifted focus in addressing violent extremism from an approach entirely assuming that economic factors drive extremism, to strengthening effective governance that tackles grievances.
Getting things right on Sustainable Development Goals
No ‘planet B’: Youth around world take a stand
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE