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Hedayah was created in response to the growing desire from members of the Global Counter-Terrorism Forum and the wider international community for the establishment of an independent, multilateral center.

During the ministerial-level launch of the GCTF in New York in September 2011, the U.A.E offered to serve as the host of the International Center of Excellence for Countering Violent Extremism. In December 2012, Hedayah was inaugurated with its headquarters in Abu Dhabi, U.A.E. 

Hedayah is devoted to dialogue and communications, capacity building programs, research and analysis to counter violent extremism in all of its forms and manifestations.


Featured News

National Counter-Terrorism Officials Meet to Strengthen Global Collaboration against Terrorism

posted on 15 Mar 2018 news

ABU DHABI | International senior counter-terrorism officials met in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE) to openly discuss and address current priorities, experiences and challenges to further improve the mutual exchanges and better connect multilateral cooperation and national implementation of CT and CVE practices.

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News & Activities

Undermining Violent Extremist Narratives in the Middle East & North Africa: A How-To Guide

11 Dec 2017 Activity

On 11 December 2017, Hedayah launched a recent publication titled “Undermining Violent Extremist Narratives in the Middle East and North Africa: A How-To Guide” that serves to enhance Hedayah's Counter-Narrative Library.

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‘Islamic teachings advocate tolerance and peace’

05 Mar 2018 news

ABU DHABI | GULF NEWS | Lt General Shaikh Saif Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, on Monday opened the 2018 Tolerance Conference, which is being held under the theme of ‘explore tolerance, moderation, and dialogue when confronting extremism’.

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