Partnerships for a Tolerant and Inclusive Bangladesh (PTIB) is a multi-year initiative to understand and prevent violent extremism (PVE) in Bangladesh. The first phase of the project was piloted from 2016 – 2017, the success of which resulted in its continuation. The project responds to the Secretary-General’s call for every country to develop a coherent and contextual strategy to prevent violent extremism, while reaffirming the need for inclusive institutions, transparent politics, and a commitment to fundamental human rights. PTIB seeks to build local research capacity, integrate the findings into project activities and input lessons learned into national, regional and global PVE discussions
What we do
PTIB’s PVE approach assesses the possible drivers of extremism through innovative research, engaging key stakeholders, and developing a range of targeted citizen and government engagement activities. To achieve this the project has three overarching objectives
To improve knowledge and insight on the drivers of of violence in Bangladesh.
To enhance inclusivity and tolerance, online and offline, through citizen engagement with a focus on youth, women, and vulnerable groups.
To sensitize government agencies to emerging national and global good practices in promoting social inclusion and tolerance.