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  • 8:00 – 9:30 New York
  • 14:00 – 15:30 Geneva
  • George Conway

    Deputy Director, Crisis Bureau

  • Odd Inge Kvalheim

    Deputy Permanent Representative
    The Permanent Mission of Norway to the United Nations

  • H.E. Minister Plenipotentiary Mr. Sudgi Omoush

    Deputy Permanent Representative
    The Permanent Mission of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan to the United Nations

  • Jennifer Colville

    Team Leader, Innovation, Arab States, BPPS

  • Dr. Fadi Makki

    Head of B4Development and Founder of Nudge Lebanon

  • Simbal Khan

    Conflict Prevention and Gender Expert
    UNDP Pakistan

  • Ali Muntasir

    Head of Experimentation, Accelerator Lab
    UNDP Sudan

  • Nodira Mukhammadkulova

    Project Manager
    UNDP Uzbekistan

  • Josh Martin

    Executive Director
    Beyond Conflict

  • Nika Saeedi

    Team Leader, a.i., Prevention of Violent Extremism, Crisis Bureau
    UNDP (Moderator)

Preventing violent extremism: Pioneering the use of behavioural science


UNDP and the Permanent Missions of Norway and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan to the United Nations invite you to join this event.

Behavioural Science utilises insights from disciplines such as Economics, Psychology, Neuroscience, and Sociology to provide a more complete picture of human motivations and behaviour. It aims to develop and test hypotheses that may provide insights as to why individuals behave as they do. These insights have been used by UNDP to strengthen their approach to Prevention of Violent Extremism (PVE), which aims to address the rise of violent extremism using a development and peacebuilding approach. The behaviourally informed interventions have demonstrated that even small adjustments to programme activities can optimize initiatives by reflecting the reality of human behaviour.

At this event UNDP will present newly published guidance on the use of Behavioural Science for PVE entitledPreventing Violent Extremism: Pioneering the Use of Behavioural Science”. This guidance has been developed based on the lessons learned in using Behavioural Science for PVE programming in UNDP Country Offices in Sudan, Yemen, Tajikistan, Pakistan and Uzbekistan.

You are invited to join an exciting discussion featuring experiences from expert external partners Nudge Lebanon, B4Development and Beyond Conflict as well as UNDP Country Office staff in Sudan and Pakistan at the forefront of pioneering the use of behavioural science for PVE.