Radicalisation Opening email

Subject line: [edu-hub] DISCUSSION: Education’s response to radicalisation – Discussion ends 26 November 2015

On the eve of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Malta, we are launching a discussion related to talks to take place at CHOGM exploring the strengthening of peace efforts and countering radicalisation and violent extremism.

The Hub discussion will be guided by the following questions:

What is the role of education and educators in countering violent extremism and ensuring that young people are resilient to radicalisation? What strategies or cases exist which demonstrate the success of efforts to counter radicalisation and violent extremism?

The discussion opens today, and will be guest moderated by Mme Raky Gassama. Mme Gassama is the current Knowledge Management Officer at the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA). She has been a consultant at the ADEA Secretariat for 4 years, where she has facilitated internal coordination of evidence-based policy dialogue initiatives, external communication and knowledge sharing.

Our team will post no more than one "digest" email per day, which will include all responses and the moderator's comments. All messages received will be reviewed by the moderator. The discussion will close on Thursday, 26 November 2015, after which we will consolidate a synthesis of the discussion which will be published on the Education Hub portal (https://www.thecommonwealth-educationhub.net/).

To assist, we have included related resource links below. To input to the discussion, email us at [email protected] or [email protected]

We look forward to a productive discussion.

With best regards,

The Facilitation Team

The Commonwealth Education Hub
Email: [email protected]


[Draft Brief] Radicalisation, Resilience, Respect and Rehabilitation:

Civil Paths to Peace: Report of the Commonwealth Commission on Respect and Understanding: