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27 July, 2016 00:00 00 AM
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Bangladeshi NGOs to receive funds to fight extremism

DIPLOMATIC CORRESPONDENT

Two Bangladeshi non-government organisations (NGO) are going to receive funds from the Global Community Engage-ment and Resilience Fund (GCERF) to be used for implementing various programmes against extremism.
A signing ceremony of grant agreements between GCERF and the NGOs was held yesterday at the state guest house Padma, said a press release. The day’s development took place against a wave of terrorist attacks across the world including in Bangladesh.
GCERF Executive Director Dr Khalid Koser signed the agreements with Young Power in Social Action and Rupantar as principal recipients (PR) of the GCERF projects for 2016-2018, said the release.
Under the agreements, the PRs are to implement various projects initially in three districts, namely Chapai Nawabganj, Satkhira and Cox’s Bazar targeting youth, women and other vulnerable groups.
The PRs will involve Sub Recipients (SR) to reach the community and conduct various activities to raise awareness against extremism, mobilise against extremism and provide alternatives to extremism and thus support creating and improving the resilience of community to prevent or manage the risk of the extremist ideology and actions.
GCERF is the first ever public-private partnership based in Geneva to support local, grassroots efforts to counter violent extremism in all of its forms and manifestations. Bangladesh is one of the founding members of the body and has volunteered as pilot beneficiary country for the projects.

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