National Strategy on Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism in Jordan (P/CVE)

May 17, 2016

The Minister of Interior Mazen Al-Qadi signed a memorandum of understanding with UNDP, the United Nations Development Programme in Jordan. The agreement aims at launching a joint partnership to support preventing counter violent extremism and to enhance community stability.

This partnership aims to develop a National Strategy to prevent and counter violent extremism in Jordan. The National Strategy will offer guidance for government and non-government institutions in the area of P/CVE. The Strategy will be multi-sectoral-based and reflect the context and culture of Jordan. It will also establish clear roles and responsibilities of different government ministries, departments, agencies, and offices with respect to P/CVE including intra-government coordination and communications mechanisms. In addition, the Strategy will promote and foster ownership for non-governmental actors including civil society and the private sector to engage on P/CVE.

It’s worth mentioning that this agreement between MoI and UNDP comes under the project titled “Support to Counter-terrorism, Stabilization, and Counter-Radicalization in Jordan” with the overall objective of “strengthening national efforts in reducing the threat of terrorism and radicalization, especially among youth and vulnerable marginalized societal groups, to ensure the continued stabilization of Jordan”.

The project, with a one year duration, is funded by the Government of Japan, and implemented in partnership with the Ministry of Interior and the Ministry of Planning and international Cooperation in Jordan.



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