Second South-South Philosophical Dialogue
UNESCO organizes the Second South-South Philosophical Dialogue from 16 to 18 September 2013 in Rabat (Morocco), with the support of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia through the Abdulah Bin Abdulaziz International Program for a Culture of Peace and Dialogue.
Through this dialogue, UNESCO seeks to foster the development of a plural vision among young people by making them aware of philosophical traditions of societies from the Southern hemisphere (Africa, Arab region, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean) which have remained little known throughout history. Hence, what better way than to offer solid educational resources for an education to diversity?
The project aims at offering innovative and quality tools for secondary school and university levels, as well as for non-formal education. It is based on the collaboration of renowned philosophers who belong to networks of Arab–Asia-Pacific, and Africa-Americas Interregional Philosophical Dialogues initiated by UNESCO.
The upcoming Dialogue will bring together the members of the Scientific Committee to analyze and compile collected materials in order to develop an educational tool to be delivered in February 2014.
The tool will provide a cross-analysis focusing on the variety of methods used by philosophers from different cultures to address fundamental questions and offer solutions.
Organized in the form of a writing workshop, this Dialogue will also be open to the general public, notably during the plenary sessions on 16 September 2013 starting at 9 am.
The first Philosophical Dialogue was held from 9 to 11 July 2012 in Marrakech (Morocco). It was dedicated to identifying the fundamental questionings to be addressed by four regional coordinators, and to defining the pedagogical approach of the project.