Radicalization &



Toward Peaceful &       Secure Communities  

The DIRE Initiative

Defeating Islamic Radicalization & Extremism

(Formerly AYVF's Mosaic of Peace)


Arab Youth Venture Foundation


May 2007, United Arab Emirates. NGO
June 2014, United States of America, Non-Profit

Headquarters: Washington, DC,

DIRE is an initiative of MENA (Mid-East/N. Africa) born and HQ'd Arab Youth Venture Foundation (AYVF), the GCC pioneer in bringing strategic STEM & space education to the region to fuel job creation and economic development. Historic programs that feed key sectors: careers, workforce training and entrepreneurial activity across 10 Arab nations for over a decade on the ground and in the trenches, with additional reach into the Sub-Continent and Europe.

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