Guyub Project

As a One UN Initiative, together we are
committed to contribute to


particularly youth and women to build inclusive and cohesive societies

We Believe

that community members, particularly youth and women can be powerful advocates for peace when they are empowered and included in decision-making processes. We recognize the importance of taking a ‘whole of society’ approach in our community based interventions, which aim to increase community resilience to growing intolerance and violent extremism.


between civil society and local governments to break cycles of hatred for peaceful and inclusive societies

We Believe

Building on our experience, we promote community-led, gender responsive interventions that empower local actors and address underlying drivers of violent extremism, so communities can return to sustainable development pathways in spite of shocks.


between individuals, community, local government and central government authorities through capacity building, improved information sharing and effective justice systems.

We Believe

That community resilience is essential in preventing and countering violent extremism. By taking an inclusive, ‘whole of society’ approach, we empower teachers and community leaders to facilitate and promote inclusive narratives and tolerant institutions. At the same time, we support authorities and governments in strengthening the justice system to fulfilment of Sustainable Development Goal 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions.


knowledge building and sharing in Preventing Violent Extremism (PVE)

We Believe

that effective and inclusive policy development should arise from robust, evidence-based research that represents the interest of society at all levels, so “no one is left behind”. In doing so, we promote the cross-fertilisation of knowledge on Preventing Violent Extremism (PVE) through high quality research. We also seek to promote the conditions conducive to synergies between practitioners, policy makers, academics and think-tanks in Indonesia and beyond.