The nature of the at-risk and vulnerability map is particularly useful for the development of context-based functional responses to the different forms of challenges of reciprocal conflicts, violent extremism and public diplomacy, in that it combines subjective judgments with data, and makes this insight accessible for evaluation and discussion by both novice and expert, alike. The importance of this knowledge management for CGC is in giving at the end:
- Data-driven identification of the at-risk individuals/groups, understanding high-frequency, identifying areas of synergy and eliminating non-essential activities;
- Re-evaluation of current risk-management practices in conflict management, operations and procedures. Identification of areas—from redrafting language of program delivery—where changes can improve outcomes;
- Alignment of conflict management/public diplomacy activities with the correct contextual needs of the subject. Addressing certain areas identified as realistic requirements, can also contribute in advancing overall objectives of CVE programming.
Under this purview of knowledge management, our key focus areas are:
- Public diplomacy;
- Conflict assessment framework(s);
- Thought leadership;
- Stakeholder engagement.