Adeel Jafferi is consulting for CS3 as a Senior CVE Technical Specialist. Adeel has nearly 20 years of experience conceptualizing, designing, managing and implementing international programs in countering violent extremism, behavioral change, communications and strategy development for counter-radicalization and counter-terrorism for USAID, OTI, US Departments of Defense and State, the British Council, Ministry of Defence, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Department for International Development and the Research and Information Communications Unit, amongst others. Over his career, Adeel has worked on CVE programs in Asia, Africa, Europe, Central Asia and the Middle East, where he has provided technical expertise and training to development stakeholders, foreign ministries and other government agencies.
Adeel has a specific interest in strategic communications and has created many successful communications campaigns to counter violent extremist narratives and interrupt extremist recruitment practices. He believes that programs should be designed to include stories and experiences which help to displace divisive narratives and dissolve extremist impulses, rather than theories and counter-ideologies.