Location: Rabat, Morocco
Type: Civil society
The Mohammed VI Institute for the Training of Imams, Morchidines, and Morchidates in Rabat, sees Imams from France, Morocco and across the world trained in teaching moderate Islam.
Initially opened in March 2015, the centre now sees not only African national imams but is also home to a joint exertion by France and Morocco to promote religious moderation and tolerance to counter violent extremism in France too.
A new foundation, Mohammed VI Foundation for African Ulema, will be another key part of this continuing work and Morocco’s leadership in countering violent extremism. For this new institution, it is hoped that it will act as a place for cooperation and information sharing for Ulema.
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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