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Intercultural Activity Toolkit: Culture Busters

A series of dialogues designed for an international student orientation program introducing foreigners to US cultural situations.

Investing in Cultural Diversity and Intercultural Dialogue: UNESCO World Report

A comprehensive, global report on cultural diversity and intercultural dialogue which seeks to underline the advances of recent years to emphasize that cultural diversity has as its corollary intercultural dialogue, which implies a need to move beyond a focus on differences that can only be a source of conflict, ignorance and misunderstanding.

Projects and Programmes

Since 1976, CRIAW-ICREF has been researching and documenting the economic and social situation of women in Canada. Using intersectional frameworks, they have developed and undertaken a variety of important, groundbreaking research that is women centred, many of which are showcased on the site.

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ASEF public diplomacy handbook: HOW TO WIN HEARTS AND MINDS

The ASEF Public Diplomacy Handbook offers useful insights for diplomats and civil society actors on the topic of public diplomacy in Asia and Europe. The handbook provides a theoretical foundation and practical tools to construct a successful public diplomacy campaign in the context of Asia-Europe relations.

Diversity Management in Africa: a continent's specificities to sustain resilient democracies

Who leads this initiative of intercultural dialogue ?

The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA). Established by the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations in 1958 as one of the UN's five regional commissions, ECA's mandate is to promote the economic and social development of its member States, foster intra-regional integration, and promote international cooperation for Africa's development.

What is this good practice about ?

This paper tackles the challenge of diversity management in Africa, a continent with countries that bear a very specific History, notably in terms of politics and fairly recent independence, as well as ancestral traditions. How to manage a cultural diversity that translates into so many different dimensions? Determining the property of the land, representing politically all the different clans, initiating dialogues between State leaders who lead the country and indigenous representatives who lead some communities?

How is this initiative contributing to intercultural dialogue? What challenge(s) does it tackle ? What is at stake?

This report illustrates how cultural diversity can be instrumentalised, driving to different types of discrimination that lead to what is called 'diversity-based conflicts'. Following those observations, it draws tangible examples how cultural diversity must be turned into an opportunity: it starts with equal rights for all, with contemporary democratic pillars that must also adapt to ancestral systems of governance in order to be fully equitable, respectful of all the citizens without any kind discrimination (clan, language, religion, value system, traditional models of land management and property, reconciliation, etc.)

Quote from the paper: There is little doubt that diversity management is indispensable for socioeconomic transformation. It is a requisite for nation-building, which entails integration of the different identity groups into a community of citizens under a shared system of institutions.

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Online Training Resource “What's up with culture?”

This online course offers an opportunity to explore various aspects of intercultural communication and adjustment models and to learn what is required to be effective and comfortable while going abroad and living internationally.

Agree to Differ

A joint publication between UNESCO and Tudor Rose on the International Decade for the Rapproachement of Cultures (2013-22), including contributions from over 50 researchers committed to mobilising intercultural dialogue and enhanced cultural understanding to help achieve social cohesion and peace.

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Compass: Manual for Human Rights Education with Young People

This is a manual for human rights education with young people. Further material available on the website.

European Wergeland Center

The European Wergeland Centre (EWC) is a resource centre on education for intercultural understanding, human rights and democratic citizenship.

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Building Bridges: Creating a culture of diversity

The book consists of a Model of Best Practice, Teaching and Learning Resources and Community-School Engagement Models. In particular, the teaching modules aim to broaden student awareness of cultural diversity and develop a more informed understanding of Australia as a culturally diverse nation.