Capacity-building workshop on intercultural competences for social inclusion

When, local time: 
Thursday, 26 May 2016 - 8:00am to Friday, 27 May 2016 - 5:00pm
Where: 
Costa Rica, San José
Type of Event: 
Category 7-Seminar and Workshop
Contact: 
Charaf Ahmimed, c.ahmimed@unesco.org

The workshop is one of the actions aimed at strengthening strategic capacities for sustainable local development through the development of intercultural competences for social inclusion. The main objective is: to improve the mutual understanding and the political participation of groups and populations in conditions of exclusion, as well as to promote a culture of peace in multicultural communities, through training of local governments (at different levels) and leaders of the community in the field of intercultural compétences.

The workshop will take place in two countries of the Central American region, Panama (Panama City, 11-16 May 2016) and Costa Rica (Limón, 26-27 May 2016). The workshops are designed for people of the respective municipalities or persons that are part of local groups linked with projects for women, indigenous people, afro-descendants, etc.

This workshop has the following specific objectives:
- To identify the cultural conflicts and local cultural expressions derived from historical and emerging practices related to racism, xenophobia, adult centrism, machismo, and homophobia, among others, hindering human rights and intercultural dialogue for sustainable development.
- To develop intercultural competences with local officials and community leaders through trainings and capacity building for the sustainable development of their initiatives.
- To facilitate the sustainability of the actions of inclusion that promote the participation of groups traditionally excluded from access to justice and to the labour market, especially women, youth, indigenous people, afro-descendants, persons with disabilities, and LGTBI population based on a human rights approach.

Some of the topics that will be approached are: intercultural conflicts; intercultural competences; human rights, social inclusion and resilience: multiple applications of intercultural competences; intercultural management: tools for sustainable development.

The workshops are aimed at participants from the municipality or local projects related to decision-making, especially projects for women, youth, indigenous, afro-descendants, persons with disabilities, and LGTBI populations.