The regional event was organized jointly with the UN Counter-Terrorism Implementation Task Force (CTITF) in Almaty, Kazakhstan, on 29-31 March 2016. The workshop was funded by the European Union.
It brought together representatives from Central Asian countries, observer states, regional and international organizations, as well as relevant experts, counter-terrorism practitioners, and civil society from across the region to discuss the worldwide growing trend of radicalization and its realities in the region.
The workshop focused on better understanding the causes of radicalization that can lead to violent extremism in Central Asia and aimed to bring Central Asian representatives as well as international and regional stakeholders together to discuss how to devise strategies to prevent and combat radicalization and the modalities for achieving them.
It also included interactive sessions on key aspects of working with communities in preventing violent extremism and countering terrorist messages.