The mission of the U. S. Department of State's Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations (CSO) is to help U. S. diplomats anticipate, prevent, and respond to conflicts that undermine U. S. interests or national security.
CSO accomplishes this with sophisticated analysis and data visualization,
strategic and operational planning capability, civilian operational surge capability, targeted programming, and diplomatic efforts to identify, understand, and address critical conflicts.
CSO announces an open competition for organizations interested in submitting applications for a program addressing violent extremism (VE) in the Philippines.
The goal of the program is to reduce drivers of VE and increase community resilience in targeted areas where VEO recruitment and radicalization to violence is taking place.
To achieve this goal, the program seeks to increase the capacity of researchers, local community NGOs, and Local Government Units (LGUs), working together, to research, analyze, and address factors contributing to violent extremism in key areas of the Philippines.