Building peace in the minds of men and women

Workshop on "Youth participatory research and advocacy for Prevention Violent Extremism (PVE) and Peace building in Lebanon"

When, local time: 
Friday, 28 June 2019 - 9:00am to Saturday, 29 June 2019 - 4:00pm
Where: 
Lebanon, Tripoli
Type of Event: 
Category 7-Seminar and Workshop
Contact: 
Seiko Sugita, s.sugita@unesco.org; Christina Foerch, c.foerch@fightersforpeace.org

UNESCO and the Fighters for Peace (FFP), in coordination with the Institute for Social Sciences of the Lebanese University, are organizing a 2-day training workshop on "participatory research and advocacy for peace" targeting graduates students and youth activists.br /
Security Council Resolution 2250 on “Youth, Peace and Security", adopted in 2015, provides a policy framework for recognizing and promoting the significant role of youth in peacebuilding.br /br /Youth-led policy research is one of the areas of interest identified during a series of regional and national consultations with youth actors in the region, including in Lebanon between 2016 and 2018, in response to the recommendations of the Resolution.br /br /In the case of Lebanon, youth participation is an important pillar of the new national PVE strategy (2018-). The workshop thus targets a group of young researchers from the northern region to strengthen their research and advocacy capacities forpeace building prior to starting fieldwork to collect testimonies of veterans.