Overview

Hedayah was inaugurated in Abu Dhabi, UAE in 2012 as the first International Center of Excellence for Countering Violent Extremism (CVE). Hedayah was created in response to the growing desire from the Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF) and the wider international community for the establishment of an independent, multilateral center devoted to training, dialogue, collaboration, and research to counter violent extremism in all of its forms- one that can bring together experts, expertise, and experience from around the globe. Vision A cohesive community of Counter Violent Extremism (CVE) actors sharing good practice and implementing increasingly effective evidence based responses to counter the threat of violent extremism.  Mission Hedayah aims to be the premier international center and operational platform for expertise and experience to counter violent extremism by promoting understanding and sharing of good practices to effectively serve as the true global center to counter violent extremism.   History During the ministerial-level launch of the GCTF in New York in September 2011, the U.A.E stepped forward and offered to serve as the host of the International Center of Excellence for Countering Violent Extremism to support its initial stand-up and outreach. In December 2012 Hedayah, the first-ever International Center of Excellence for Countering Violent Extremism (CVE), was inaugurated with its headquarters in Abu Dhabi, U.A.E. Hedayah was created in response to the growing desire from GCTF members and the wider international community for the establishment of an independent, multilateral center devoted to capacity building programs, dialogue and communications, in addition to research and analysis to counter violent extremism in all of its forms and manifestations. A center that can bring together experts, expertise, and experience from around the globe. Hedayah solidified its independence through U.A.E Federal Law No. 7 of October 2013. There is a widespread agreement on the need to prevent individuals from radicalization, the embrace of violence, and support for terrorism, as well as to divert those already radicalized back into their communities. With the opening of Hedayah in Abu Dhabi, there is now an institution dedicated to addressing this long-term, strategic challenge.    

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Careers

Staff at Hedayah have experience in

Sectors

  • media affairs / public relations
  • events / training
  • vocational training / workforce development
  • writing / journalism
  • market research

Countries

  • israel
  • malaysia
  • iraq
  • afghanistan
  • australia

Skills

  • managerial experience
  • experience in recruitment
  • international experience
  • with experience in conflict areas

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Current staff

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Company Offices
  • United Arab Emirates (headquarters)
  • Abu Dhabi
  • Hedayah Villa #16, Fatima Bint Mubarak Street (Najda) Between 9th and 11th Streets Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Experience

Contract Awards

Enabling Countries to Prevent and Respond to Terrorist Activity

Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD) - Canada
5 May 2016