Building peace in the minds of men and women

Capacity-building workshop on prevention of violent Extremism through Education in West Africa in the Sahel

When, local time: 
Tuesday, 9 May 2017 - 8:00am to Thursday, 11 May 2017 - 6:00pm
Senegal, DAKAR
Type of Event: 
Interagency meeting

This workshop is organized based on a long-standing partnership between UNESCO and the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (OIF), which is reinforcing its action on PVE, notably in the context of the “Free Together/Libres ensemble” platform, launched to give a voice to young people to express their views on citizenship, freedom, diversity, living together, etc. through social media and education, cultural, economic and artistic activities.

This workshop is a follow-up on a similar initiative for education stakeholders of Eastern and Southern Africa organized by UNESCO, through its International Institute for Capacity Building in Africa (IICBA), which took place in Addis-Abeba in February 2017. It will mainly be sourced from UNESCO materials as well as those for youth promoted by the OIF.

The goal is to strengthen the capacities of education policy makers and teacher educators, mainly in formal education settings, but also involving those working in non-formal and informal educational settings, to design and implement relevant and effective policies and practices that contribute to the prevention of violent extremism and eventually to sustainable peace in countries of West Africa and the Sahel region.