Selim Cherkaoui is a Countering Violent Extremism expert. His experience and fields of activity include violent radicalization prevention and de-radicalization.As such he has worked on countering violent extremism in prison. He works with prisoners to help build resilience and accept responsibility for their actions and prepare them to reintegrate into society once released. Selimis a front-line practitionerandpersonally meets young individuals incarcerated for violent extremism/terrorism offences to initiate with them curative work on resilience and acceptance of responsibility for their actionsSelim also designs tailor-made disengagement programmes and has developed pedagogical tools and capacity-building initiatives for teachers to address hate speech by raising of awareness of the Holocaust in Muslim communities and developing therapeutic tools for rehabilitation of young people who have been radicalized.
Sector: Non-Profit and NGO
Main Pillar: Youth
Areas of Expertise: Countering Terrorism, Peace Building and Conflict Resolution
Country of Origin: Belgium
City of Residency: Brussels, Belgium