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Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund (GCERF)


gcerfLocation: Geneva, Switzerland


Type: International

The Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund (GCERF) was established in 2015. GCERF aims to facilitate grassroots initiatives to prevent radicalisation and violent extremism.

The fund looks to support community-level initiatives promoting tolerance and refuting extremist agendas. These could seek to address insecurity for young people or target other vulnerable groups in the local area and within national strategies. Initiatives could look to facilitate education, skills learning, job creation, peace journalism, disseminating information, community empowerment, media initiatives.

This profile is part of AOAV’s investigation into counter-IED (C-IED) actors around the globe. To see the list of all C-IED actors recorded by AOAV, see here. To see those engaged in the Middle East, the Sahel, North Africa or other highly impacted countries please see here, here, here, and here respectively. This research was made possible by funding from the NATO Counter Improvised Explosive Devices Centre of Excellence (C-IED COE). To read the full report, ‘Addressing the threat posed by IEDs: National, Regional and Global Initiatives’, see here.