July 27, 2017
On July 27, 2017, the Prevention Project convened some 40 representatives from multilateral and national development agencies, Ministries of Foreign Affairs, international NGOs and other relevant development actors for a roundtable discussion hosted at The Brookings Institution. The purpose was to share experiences and lessons learned on integrating preventing violent extremism (PVE) into broader development efforts. The meeting also provided an opportunity to highlight some of the challenges faced and make recommendations for overcoming them. The discussion recognized the continuing erosion of longstanding divides between development and security actors and assistance based on solid evidence that violent extremism poses a serious threat to development and that effective strategies for preventing and countering violent extremism need to include a development response.