Story Circles Training of Trainers and Exercise in Egypt

When :

from Tuesday 23 April, 2019
to Friday 26 April, 2019

Type of event :

Meeting by Member States or Institutions

Where :

Semiramis Intercontinental Hotel, Cairo, Egypt

Contact :

Joyce Monteiro,

On the occasion of the workshop “Living Together in Peace: Towards Building Cohesive Societies”, that will be held in Cairo, from 23 to 25 April 2019, UNESCO will organise capacity-building activity to strengthen intercultural competencies (ICCs) in the Arab region, especially among young people. UNESCO will implement the Story Circles methodology, including a training of trainers (ToT) component and a Story Circles exercise component.

The international workshop, organized by the UNESCO Office in Cairo with the support of Al Azhar University, aims at empowering young women and men from the Arab region and beyond, raising their understanding and cultural awareness of global concepts and issues such as the culture of peace, human rights, inter-religious and intercultural dialogue, and global citizenship.

The capacity-building activity scheduled on 23-24 April 2019 will include a training of trainers session as well as an exercise with 40 young participants from the Arab region, Africa and Asia.


Story Circles is a structured yet flexible methodology for developing intercultural competence in a variety of contexts, both formal and informal, presented in the UNESCO Manual for Developing Intercultural Competences, that will be co-published with Routledge this year. Piloted around the world by UNESCO, this methodology has proven to be effective in different contexts and focused on a variety of different issues. It can be considered an important resource for anyone concerned with effectively managing the growing cultural diversity within our societies to ensure inclusive and sustainable development.