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INTRODUCTION

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

VISION

Towards a Robust Community in Countering Terrorism and Violent Extremism

OBJECTIVE

  • 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 

MISSION

The Center aims to achieve its vision based on the following Mission Statement:

  • 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.