SEAN-PVE will be the first knowledge sharing network for Southeast Asian practitioners working in initiatives that support preventing and countering violent extremism leading to terrorism in a wide range of fields: law enforcement, criminal justice, education, health and social support, religious affairs, communication, local authorities, civil society and community-based organisations, gender, children and youth affairs, among others.

SEAN-PVE’s Preparatory Working Group facilitates and supports the development of a future and sustainable Regional PVE Network. PWG-PVE provides tools to strengthen the skills of practitioners and promotes regional cooperation, fostering multi-disciplinary and multi-agency approaches to respond to the threat of violent extremism. PWG-PVE aims to support countries to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal 16 promoting strong institutions and sustainable peace and security.

SEAN-PVE is generously funded by the Government of Japan (since April 2018 to date).