Regional Workshop on Participatory Research and Advocacy on Urban Inclusion

When :

from Tuesday 28 August, 2018
to Thursday 30 August, 2018

Type of event :

Category 7-Seminar and Workshop

Where :

UNESCO Office in Beirut, Bir Hassan, Bir Hassan, facing Sports City Stadium, 11-5211, Beirut, Lebanon

Contact :

Seiko Sugita, (UNESCO Beirut); Jana El Baba, (UNESCO Cairo); Phinith Chanthalangsy, (UNESCO Rabat)

UNESCO is organizing a 2-day regional meeting that aims to share the experiences and methodologies of participatory and interdisciplinary policy research to understand the urban inclusion among Arab researchers and to explore ways of collaboration in promoting urban inclusion through effective policy dialogues.

The workshop is the result of a collaboration between the UNESCO Offices of Beirut, Cairo and Rabat. It is targeting 35 researchers from social and human sciences, urban design and planning, environmental health and science, business and law, will:

- Present a panorama of available research methodologies on urban inclusion, including the experience of “collection and analysis of good practices- inclusive and sustainable cities” in Lebanon, implemented through a partnership among UNESCO, UNHABITAT and Beirut Arab University;

- Support the implementation of a territorial analysis as per the Tunis Declaration – as adopted by the Coalition of Arab Cities against Racism, Discrimination, Xenophobia and Tolerance – namely by sharing relevant experiences;

- Reflect on the current challenges of urban inclusion in Arab cities including the inclusion of migrants, youth, disabled, and other vulnerable groups, and support regional research in this area.