Global Highlights

  • The Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) Guidance Note in Practice: The PVE/CPPRI team held two practitioner sessions for UNDP colleagues to discuss practical applications of the Guidance Note and share emerging practices and challenges. UNDP is also exploring the role of faith and spirituality in integrating MHPSS and peacebuilding and partnered with USIP to bring together faith-based actors, academics and MHPSS/peacebuilding practitioners to promote collaboration, discussion and on how we can support this nexus. More ways to connect:
    • Interested in joining our community of practitioners? To sign up,  click here.
    • Access our new ExpRes roster on MHPSS in prevention and peacebuilding through the ExpRes roster system.
  • The PVE HQ team hosted an EU-UNDP Dialogue on Responsible Digitalization and launched the Guidance Note and Policy Brief for the "Utilizing Online Data for Preventing Violent Extremism and Addressing Hate Speech". 


  • Read the complementary blog on Key Considerations for collecting, analyzing and using online data in a risk-informed to inform PVE programming.


  • A Hate Speech Practitioners Session was held for UNDP practitioners for knowledge sharing on opportunities, challenges and ways forward in addressing hate speech in their respective countries and regions.
  • The PVE Annual Report 2021 is published, reiterating the importance of development-based and human-centered approaches to tackling violent extremism. It highlights the lessons learnt and ways forward in which the prevention of violent extremism must foster cohesion and inclusion, build resilience, and empower individuals and communities.

Regional Highlights

  • The Roundtable Meeting for the Revision of the Regional PVE Project For Africa brought together a wide range of stakeholders (researchers, CSO actors, regional institutions, international partners, country office focal points, Resident Representatives and UNDP bureaus) with the aim of discussing the improvements that UNDP should apply in its regional PVE responses in Africa. This will be followed by a project board. To see a highlight of PVE activities, see UNDP Africa’s 2022 Q1 newsletter.
  • UNDP and the Regional Bureau for the Arab States and Amman Regional Hub organised a roundtable discussion in Amman, Jordan from 6-7 June where governments, institutions, and organisations participated in sharing lessons and good practices covering: 1) Understanding Violent Extremism Threat in the region and evidence-based research; 2) Institutional capacity-building on PVE and National Action Plans development; 3) Countering Hate Speech and role of the Media; 4) Disengagement, Deradicalization, Rehabilitation, and Reintegration 5) Engagement with CSOs, Youth, Women, Religious Leaders, and Faith-based Organizations; 6) Leveraging Psychology for more impactful PVE; 7) Dialogue and Promotion of Peace, Tolerance and Social Cohesion; and 8) Regional and cross-border cooperation, coordination and knowledge sharing. This led to the following key recommendations: 1) multi-country case-based analysis of lessons learned and good practices on disengagement, rehabilitation and reintegration; 2) enhancing regional networks (through CoPs and Working Groups); 3) meaningful participation and; 4) integrating psychology and Mental Health and Psychosocial Support with science and data for planning and programming. 
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  • During the 21st Arab Conference of Heads of Rehabilitation and Correctional Institutions, in which representatives of the Ministries of Interior and Justice of the Arab States and the Arab University of Nayef for Security Sciences participated, the UNDP Amman Regional Hub was invited to discuss important topics on rehabilitation and correctional institutions. The Regional PVE Programme Specialist contributed by highlighting the rehabilitation and reintegration of ex-violent extremist groups’ members with emerging good practices from the Arab Region, supported by the Regional PVE Project, such as Morocco.

Country Highlights


Disclaimer: the updates do not constitute an exhaustive list of monthly activities, rather only a selection of brief highlights that we are able to collect thanks to Country Office support.


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