THE SOUTHEAST ASIA REGIONAL CENTRE FOR COUNTER-TERRORISM (SEARCCT)
The Southeast Asia Regional Centre for Counter-Terrorism (SEARCCT) was officially launched on 1 July 2003 by the then Minister of Foreign Affairs, Malaysia, the Honourable Tan Sri Syed Hamid
Towards a Robust Community in Countering Terrorism and Violent Extremism
- Develop and organise comprehensive capacity building and public awareness programmes on counter-terrorism;
- Produce and publish quality research materials on significant areas of terrorism and counter-terrorism; and
- Enhance soft power initiatives towards countering terrorism and extremism.
FOCUS OF ACTIVITES
- Creating and implementing effectives modules and programmes to develop participants’ knowledge and technical know-how on terrorism and counter-terrorism efforts;
- Providing effective platform for the consultation of experts, knowledge sharing and collaboratives research; and
- Promoting the empowerment of stakeholders to be the medium for CVE through strategic
- Enhance regional competence in countering terrorism through quality and comprehensive capacity-building programmes;
- Conduct and publish research in significant areas of terrorism and counter-terrorism;
- Implement effective soft approach initiatives in countering extremism via strategic communications;
- Promote public awareness and disseminate information on the threats of terrorism and measures taken to counter them; and
- Establish and strengthen strategic partnerships at the local and international levels.