Under the leadership of the UNESCO-PREV Chair, in collaboration with the Canadian Practitioners Network for Prevention of Radicalization and Extremist Violence (CPN-PREV), the Consensus Guideline Development Committee will (1) identify best practices in the prevention of radicalization leading to violence and (2) develop guidelines that can be adapted to the reality and context of each country.


Primarily intended for practitioners, these guidelines will be based on evidence from a series of systematic reviews led by CPN-PREV.


The Consensus Guideline Development Committee brings together more than seventy (70) experts from different sectors, disciplines and countries to guarantee that diverse perspectives and experiences are taken into account.


Currently under way, the evidence-based process consists of five (5) steps which, taken together, could take five (5) to seven (7) months. Here are the different steps to create the guides.

1. Workshop

The “Prevention of Radicalization and Extremist Violence: Developing Evidence-Based Guidelines to Promote Efficient Intervention” workshop took place on March 21st and 22nd, 2019 in Ottawa. Its purpose was to begin a discussion on recommendations from the systematic reviews and gather opinions on other recommendations that have not been considered in the empirical literature.

2. DELPHI Process (in progress)

This iterative process involves sending an online questionnaire with the list of recommendations established in the CPN-PREV systematic reviews. Experts are invited to indicate their agreement or disagreement with each recommendation. If 85% of the committee agrees with a recommendation, the UNESCO-PREV Chair will consider that recommendation as consensual. During this first cycle, the committee members will be able to propose additional recommendations. Recommendations that did not reach consensus will be modified in accordance with comments from experts. A second cycle begins with an online questionnaire about non-consensual and newly-suggested recommendations. If disagreement persists on some recommendations, the cycle is repeated. A maximum of three cycles will be done.

3. Drafting of Guidelines

The CPN-PREV and UNESCO-PREV Chair teams will begin writing the guides.

4. Review and Approval

Draft versions of these guides will be sent to committee members for review.

5. Publication of the Guides

The guides will be published and disseminated through the UNESCO-PREV Chair’s network.

NameOrganisationPositionCountryPersonal or institutional website
Fatima AkiluNEEM FoundationExecutive DirectorNigeria
Séraphin AlavaUniversité Toulouse 2ProfessorFrance
Robin Andersson MalmrosSegerstedt institute, University of GothenburgProject leaderSweden
Anna AntonakisFreie Universität BerlinProject officerGermany
Cristina ArchettiDepartment of Media and Communication - Oslo UniversityProfessorNorway
Elhem BarbouraCAFAInspector General of National Education and active member of the network for the prevention of violent extremism (CAFA)Tunisia
Sabra Ben AliCentre d'Action et de Prévention contre la Radicalisation des Individus (CAPRI)PsychologistFrance
Rafia BhulaiGlobal Center on Cooperative SecuritySenior Programs OfficerUSA
Claude Eitel BibiDirection de la Francophonie of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of CameroonHead of the Cooperation DepartmentCameroon
Jonathan BirdwellInstitute for Strategic DialogueDeputy DirectorUK
Noemie BouhanaUniversity College LondonAssociate ProfessorUK
Arthur BoutellisInternational Peace InstituteNon-resident Senior Adviser and former Director of the Brian Urquhart Center for Peace OperationsInternational
RepresentativeHome Office UKImpact and Evaluation Analyst at Citizens AdviceUK
Joel BusherCoventry universitySenior Research FellowUK
Adrian CherneyUniversity of QueenslandProfessor of Psychology, Security & Trust, University of Manchester's strategic lead for Digital Trust and SecurityAustralia
Sabine ChoquetCentre d'Études des radicalisations et de leurs traitements (CERT, Université Paris-Diderot) - ITERPAssociate Professor at the Institut d'études internationales de Montréal (IEIM-UQAM), Researcher and General secretary of the Centre d'Études des radicalisations et de leurs traitements (CERT, Université Paris-DiderotFrance
Tufyal ChoudhuryDurham Law SchoolLecturerUK
Lilram DealDirector of the Counter-Terrorism Unit of the Republic of MauritiusDirectorRepublic of Mauritius
Anna -Hedin EkströmConsultantConsultant and former Senior adviser of government of SwedenSweden
Mustapha El Allami El FellousseHead of the Division of Global Security and Social Issues Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International CooperationHead of the DivisionMorocco
Ahmed El BuckleyMinistry of Foreign AffairsDeputy DirectorEgypt
Heidi EllisCenter for Refugee Trauma and ResilienceDirector, Refugee Trauma and Resilience CenterUSA
Rebecca Emerson-KeelerInsaan Consulting LtdStrategic Communications, Gender & Conflict Sensitivity, M&E, MENA, Corporate Engagement SpecialistUK
Toria FicettePolarisation-radicalisation à Bruxelles Prévention et SécuritéOfficerBelgium
Divina Frau-MeigsUniversité de Paris IIIProfessorFrance
Michael GarciaUS National Governors Association’s Centre for Best PracticesSenior Policy AnalystUSA
Wael GarnaouiUniversité Paris DiderotPhD studentTunisia
Amy-Jane GielenA.G.AdviesPolitical scientistNetherlands
Paul GillUniversity College of LondonProfessorUK
Wendy P. GuastaferroFlorida Atlantic UniversityAssociate Professor and Associate Dean for ResearchUSA
Rohan GunaratnaCenter for Political Violence and Terrorism (ICPVTR)ProfessorSingapore
Kangying GuoUnited Nations Office of Counter TerrorismProgram OfficerInternational
Shandon Harris-HoganRADAR SolutionsDirector of RADAR Solutions - Head of Research and EvaluationAustralia
Todd C. HelmusRANDPsychologist - Senior Behavioral ScientistUSA
Martin InnesCardiff UniversityDirector, Crime and Security Research Institute and Director, Universities' Police Science InstituteUK
RepresentativeComité interministériel de prévention de la délinquance et de la radicalisationProgram officerFrance
Justine Coulidiati-KielemCoalition femmes, paix et sécurité au Burkina FasoPresident - ProfessorBurkina Faso
Eelco KesselsGlobal Center on Cooperative SecurityExecutive Director of the Global Center, Lecturer on radicalization and exit processesUSA
Humera KhanMuflehun, (Resource center specializing in preventing hate, radicalization and countering violent extremism (P/CVE)Executive DirectorUSA
Daniel KoehlerGerman Institute on Radicalization and De-radicalization Studies (GIRDS)GIRDS Director, Fellow of George Washington University’s Program on Extremism at the Center for Cyber and Homeland SecurityGermany
Stéphane KonanOffice of the Secretary of State, Minister of DefenseSenior Adviser -Ivory Coast
Patrick LiebermannCentre de Ressources et d’Appui du Réseau de prise en charge des extrémismes et des radicalismes violent, FWBCoordinatorBelgium
Lasse LindekildeAarhus UniversityResearch FellowDenmark
Elisabeth MaibaProjet d'Éducation Populaire, Civique et d’Intégration NationalNational CoordinatorCameroon
Malika MansouriUniversité Paris DescartesPsychologist - Senior LecturerFrance
Nelly MorinInternational Centre for Prevention of CrimeAnalyst and Program officerInternational
Carol MottetHuman Security Division of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA),Senior adviser and human security expertSwitzerland
Afrodita MusliuNexus – Civil ConceptPresidentMacedonia
Rasha NagemUniversité de Toulouse 2PhD StudentLibya - France
Rachel NielsenDirector, Colorado Resilience CollaborativeDirectorUSA
Michael Oduor OpondoConflict Frontiers InternationalManaging PartnerKenya
Olivier PlasmanGeneral Service for the Management and Coordination of Transversal Policies, Wallonia-Brussels FederationDeputy DirectorBelgium
Florjan QehajaKosovar Centre for Security Studies (KCSS)Full ProfessorKosovo,-PhD-24
El Mostafa RezraziMoroccan Observatory on Extremism and ViolenceSenior FellowMorocco
Grégory RobertOrganisation internationale de la FrancophonieProgram officerInternational
Mahamadou SamakeG5 SahelHead of GovernanceInternational
Bakary SambeTimbuktu Institute Observatory of Radicalisms and Religious Conflicts (ORCRA)DirectorSenegal
Sara SavageCambridge University - ICthinking research groupSocial psychologist and senior research AssociateUK
Elena SavoiaHarvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Preparedness ProgramSenior Research Scientist and deputy director of the Emergency Preparedness Research and Evaluation and Practice Program (EPREP)USA
Bart SchuurmanInternational Centre of Counter TerrorismResearch FellowNetherlands
Abdoulaye SeydouAlliance des jeunes contre la radicalisationPresidentNiger
Ardian ShajkovciAmerican Counterterrorism Targeting and Resilience Institute (ACTRI)DirectorUSA
Peter SimiChapman University.Associate Professor, Director, Earl Babbie Research CenterUSA
Steven SiqueiraUnited Nations Office of Counter TerrorismDeputy directorInternational
Rebecca SkelletStrong Cities Network – Institute of Strategic DialogueHead of the Strong Cities NetworkUK
Jessika SoorsService for DeradicalizationExecutive directorBelgium
Brette SteeleDirector of Prevention and National SecurityMcCain Institute for International LeadershipUSA
Benjamin Van CutsemCentre d’Aide et de Prise en charge de toute personne concernée par les Extrémismes et Radicalismes ViolentsDeputy directorBelgium
Olivier VanderhaeghenMunicipality of Molenbeek Saint-JeanHead of prevention and program coordinatorBelgium
Maïmou WaliAssociation CERCLE-DEVProgram coordinatorNiger
Martine ZeuthenRUSISenior Research FellowKenya