Global Center Partners with Hedayah to Offer CVE Trainings
Tracking Progress: Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism in East Africa and the Greater Horn of Africa
Roles of Women and Youth in Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism
Hanging by a Thread: The ongoing threat to Somalia’s remittance lifeline
Global Center Analysis of the UN Security Council Resolution 2178 on Foreign Terrorist Fighters

Latest Events

Exploring the Roles of Women in Countering Violent Extremism

18-19 March 2015 | New York, NY

The Global Center and Hedayah convened a two-day meeting which consisted of a roundtable discussion and an author’s workshop both centered on the roles of women and gender in countering violent extremism (CVE). The roundtable discussion brought together diplomats, UN officials, practitioners, and civil society representatives for an interactive discussion highlighting some critical questions and lessons learned from governmental and non-governmental perspectives on gender and CVE. While the author’s workshop elicited a candid and substantive debate around the critical issues in developing and implementing of CVE programming, particularly from the perspective of civil society actors. Read More

Roles of Women and Youth in Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism

20 February 2015 | Washington, DC

On the margins of the Summit on Countering Violent Extremism at the White House, the Global Center hosted an event to explore the roles of women and youth in preventing and countering violent extremism (P/CVE). Two panels brought together a rich diversity of perspectives on CVE policies and programming, drawing on experiences in different regions and fields of practice. The first panel highlighted important lessons learned in working with women in conflict prevention and peacebuilding, and reflected on how these might inform CVE efforts, whether on the policy level or on the ground. The second panel highlighted critical lessons on engaging youth from different perspectives, for example, through entertaining and educational cartoons, market-based services and incentives to empower Muslim youth, inclusive political frameworks, and education, including involvement of faith-based educational leaders. The side event was commenced by Global Center Executive Director, Alistair Millar, followed by an opening address from Ambassador Melanne Verveer, Executive Director of Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace, and Security. Read More

Latest Publications

Tracking Progress: Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism in East Africa and the Greater Horn of Africa

Money laundering and terrorism financing pose significant threats to security and development efforts worldwide and increasingly undermine the integrity and stability of the global financial system. In recent years there has been increasing political will and tangible progress on anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) issues in the region. The report includes cutting edge information and analysis from 10 countries: Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, and Yemen. It provides a snapshot of the underlying economic and socio-political climate in each country, followed by an in-depth analysis of AML/CFT developments and achievements, as well as remaining capacity and implementation challenges. The report includes recommendations for initiatives that support jurisdictions in addressing capacity challenges and building more robust AML/CFT regimes and discusses regulatory challenges and financial inclusion opportunities posed by emerging technologies such as mobile banking within the region. Read More

Stability and Security: Danish Somali Remittance Corridor Case Study

This policy brief examines the Danish Somali remittance corridor against the backdrop of recent MSB bank account closures, including those in the United Kingdom and the United States. It provides insight into MSB operations and remittance sending practices in Denmark, as well as background on the Somali diaspora there. The brief was informed by a combination of desk research and field consultations with Somali community members in the Danish cities of Aalborg, Aarhus, and Copenhagen. The brief offers recommendations to key actors including Danish AML/CFT regulatory authorities, Somali MSBs, and Danish financial institutions holding Somali MSB bank accounts with the objective of preventing similar account closures in Denmark. Read More