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Cablegate: Multilateral "Countering Violent Extremism

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SUBJECT: MULTILATERAL "COUNTERING VIOLENT EXTREMISM
(CVE)" WORKSHOP, NOVEMBER 4-6, 2009

1. Action Request - See Para 9.

2. (SBU) The Secretary's Ambassador-at-Large for
Counterterrorism is pleased to announce a three-day
"Multinational Countering Violent Extremism (CVE)
Planners Workshop" from Wednesday, November 4-Friday,
November 6, 2009 in Washington, D.C. This workshop
will focus on:

-- coordinating current efforts to counter violent
extremism with Allies;
-- discussing a common approach and developing a
multinational framework for a CVE Common Operating
Picture;
-- facilitating the establishment of a multinational CVE
network;
-- developing a multinational CVE Capacity Assessment
and Building methodology;
-- identifying collaboration opportunities and best
practices; and
-- validating objectives for related regional workshops.

3. The workshop will be hosted at the George C. Marshall
Conference Center at the Harry S. Truman Building (Main
State). S/CT invites representatives from the
following countries to participate: Australia, Canada,
Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Spain,
and The United Kingdom.

Program Overview

4. (SBU) S/CT will host a series of CVE Collaborative
Workshops to bring together senior counterterrorism
officials and CVE practitioners and planners from
partner nations to focus on the topics listed in
paragraph one. Phase I of this series will take place
from November 4-6 and will include participants from
Australia, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, The
Netherlands, Spain, and the United Kingdom. This
workshop will be followed by a series of regionally-
focused workshops; the first will be held February 8-12,
2010, and will focus on South and Central Asia. The
February workshop will include representatives from
Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri
Lanka, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.

5. (SBU) Key workshop objectives are to:
-discuss varying frameworks and methodologies for
Countering Violent Extremism and discuss a common
strategic approach for multinational efforts
-discuss and share CVE best practices; identify areas
of potential collaboration
-develop a multinational CVE capacity building model
and assessment methodology to allow application in
participating countries
-develop a multinational CVE Common Operating Picture;
discuss and identify a CVE information sharing
platform

6. (SBU) Expected Outcomes: The workshops are expected
to facilitate an exchange of information and enhance
awareness of multinational and partner nation efforts to
counter violent extremism, as well as identify and
assess gaps in these efforts and to enable further and
sustained effort through a networking of practitioners
and resources. This effort will ultimately result in a
more coordinated, effective, and sustained effort to
counter violent extremism on a regional and global
basis. The fostering of greater bilateral and regional
cooperation with the U.S. and partner governments, and
facilitating further capabilities and actions may be the
most important outcomes.

7. (SBU) Participants: Participants should be
practitioners at the Director level who are actively
engaged in CVE planning and coordination (either
domestically or internationally) within their respective
governments. The workshop will be conducted entirely in
English; therefore, language ability may be a
consideration in selecting participants.

8. (U) Funding: Unfortunately, S/CT does not have
funding for participant travel or accommodations for
this conference.

9. (SBU) Action Request: Drawing on language in Paras 2
and 5 above, Posts are requested to approach host
governments and encourage participation in the November
4-6 workshop. Participants should be identified prior
to 20 October. Prospective participants' names,
titles, responsibilities, and English language
capabilities should be communicated to: David Painter,
S/CT, the primary Point of Contact for this event (202-
647-1413 or painterdl@state.gov); and secondary Points
of Contact Rhonda Shore (202-647-1845,
shorerh2@state.gov) and Steve Carney (202-647-1415,
carneysl@state.gov).

10.(U) Department appreciates Posts assistance with this
effort.
CLINTON

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