Building peace in the minds of men and women

MOST School on “Youth and Prevention of Violent Extremism” in Lebanon

When, local time: 
Tuesday, 18 June 2019 - 9:00am to Thursday, 20 June 2019 - 5:00pm
Where: 
Lebanon, Beirut
Type of Event: 
Category 7-Seminar and Workshop
Contact: 
Raghda Kawass, r.kawass@unesco.org ; Seiko Sugita, s.sugita@unesco.org

UNESCO organizes a 3-day MOST School on the theme of “Youth and Prevention on Violent Extremism (PVE)" in partnership with the Faculty of Public Health at the American University of Beirut (AUB).br /
This event is part of its project "Enhancing Research Linkage for a State of Knowledge in Lebanon” funded by and implemented in close collaboration with the Hariri Foundation for Sustainable and Human Development (HFSHD). It aims to strengthen the role of universities as key educational and knowledge production institutions, backing up decision making at the national level and in all fields contributing to country’s growth and development. It also aims to (1) initiate policy oriented and/or action oriented research dialogue for/with youth and (2) build the capacities of youth on translating evidence into policy and action in relation to PVE as part of the National PVE strategy process.br /br /The 4th MOST School within the project thus focuses on the theme of “Youth and PVE” as part of the National PVE Strategy process and within the overall Sustainable Development Goals process with a special focus on Goal 16 (Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions). br /br /The MOST School targets a group of 30 youth policy stakeholders (academia, public sector and NGOs). br /br /***br /br /In the context of UNESCO's Management of Social Transformations (MOST) Programme, 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.