SAN-PVE is the first technical knowledge network for South Asian practitioners working in initiatives that support preventing and countering violent extremism leading to terrorism in a wide range of fields: law enforcement, criminal justice, education, health and social support, religious affairs, communication, local authorities, civil society and community-based organisations, gender, children and youth affairs, among others.

SAN-PVE provides tools to strengthen the skills of practitioners and promotes regional cooperation, fostering multi-disciplinary and multi-agency approaches to respond to the threat of violent extremism. SAN-PVE aims to support countries to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal 16 promoting strong institutions and sustainable peace and security.

SAN-PVE is generously funded by the following donors: The Federal Republic of Germany (January to December 2020) and Japan (since April 2018 to date).