Simulation training on countering and preventing violent extremism

The Georgian Center for Strategy and Development - GCSD organized a simulation training on countering and preventing violent extremism.

The training was attended by representatives of the working groups of the Permanent Interagency Commission on Elaboration of the National Counterterrorism Strategy. The GCSD started a series of trainings for the members of the commission the last September, which ended with the fifth summary simulation training.

The training focused on issues related to violent extremism, as well as the government's unified response, prevention, information management, strategic communications, stigma reduction and reintegration strategies for returnees from the conflict zone. As a result of the training, participants learned more about the role of their services in the process of preventing and countering violent extremism.

The aim of the training was to assess and learn about the capabilities of operational coordination, situational information and strategic communications in the prevention of violent extremism.

Participants of the training went through three days of simulation exercises led by William b. Farrell, Main Consultant at Swordfish Consulting International.

At the end of the event, the participants were awarded certificates.

The training was conducted under the program “Enhancing the Capacity of Georgia in Preventing Violent Extremism and Radicalisation”. The project is implemented by GCSD with the financial support of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.