Building peace in the minds of men and women

MOST School in Lebanon on "Youth civic engagement and public policies for urban governance through cultural heritage"

When, local time: 
Monday, 4 March 2019 - 9:00am to Wednesday, 6 March 2019 - 5:00pm
Where: 
Lebanon, Beirut and Saida
Type of Event: 
Meeting by Member States or Institutions
Contact: 
Raghda Kawass, r.kawass@unesco.org

A 3-day MOST School on “Youth civic engagement and public policies for urban governance through cultural heritage” will be organized in partnership with UNESCO, the Beirut Arab University (BAU) and the Hariri Foundation for Sustainable Human Development (HFSHD). While numerous SDGs will be tackled, this MOST School aims to share experiences and various methodologies of policy research in order to collaborate to promote an effective policy dialogue.

This event is part of the project “Enhancing Research Linkage for a State of Knowledge in Lebanon”, a joint project between UNESCO and the Hariri Foundation for Sustainable Human Development (HFSHD). More specifically it is a follow-up to previous national MOST Schools on "Sustainable Development Goals, Gender and Prevention of violent extremism" (April 2018) and on "Urban Inclusion" (November 2018).

This workshop aims to enhance the capacity of youth policy stakeholders in policy dialogue to promote inclusive urban policy development.

A set of research methodologies and reflections, and good practices from policy areas from the Arab region will be shared to further enhance the positive role of youth in promoting social inclusion through cultural heritage promotion in Lebanon.

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MOST Schools are capacity-building activities focused on strengthening the competencies for evidence-informed decision-making in Member States. They help develop the capacity of researchers and decision-makers to translate knowledge into action. Their primary goal is to support long-term sustainable development in contexts where capacity gaps may be a major constraint to translating research into action.