Location: Vienna, Austria
The KAICIID is an intergovernmental organization, founded by Saudi Arabia, Austria, and Spain. It has the aim of promoting dialogue to prevent and resolve conflict through understanding and cooperation. They hope to foster dialogue among people of different faiths and cultures that bridges animosities, reduces fear and instils mutual respect.
In regard to CIED work they are part of the international efforts to counter the root causes of violent extremism that focus on the networks that facilitate terrorism and IED use.
The KAICIID consistently condemns the terrorist attacks of all forms. They advocate that all forms of prejudice must be rejected and that no terror of violence is acceptable – it is dialogue that will achieve reconciliation.
Workshops coordinated by the OIC include those targeting the roots of extremism, such as online radicalisation. It has facilitated dialogues between many experts as part of the fight against violent extremism.
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.
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