Building peace in the minds of men and women

Internet and the Radicalization of Youth: Preventing, Acting and Living Together

Mon, 31 Oct - 17:00 to 18:30

Session 4 - Workshop 4.2: Gender Perspectives and the Process of Radicalization

Tue, 1 Nov - 16:15 to 17:15

Session 8 - Defining an agenda for the prevention of radicalization leading to violence in the digital era

Chafica Haddad

Chair of IFAP, Chair of the Scientific Committee of the Conference and Deputy Permanent Delegate of Grenada to UNESCO

Chafica Haddad is the Chairperson of the Intergovernmental Council for the Information for All Programme (IFAP) of UNESCO and the Chair of the Scientific Committee of the international conference of high level experts entitled "Internet and the radicalization of youth: Preventing, Acting and Living together" organized by UNESCO and the Government of Quebec, from 30 October to 1 November 2016, in the framework of the UNESCO’s intergovernmental Information for All Programme (IFAP). Ms. Haddad is the Deputy Permanent Delegate of Grenada to UNESCO and since 2000, as representative of Grenada, has played key roles in UNESCO’s international standard setting activities, chairing or serving in various intergovernmental forums and commissions in the fields of communication and information, culture and sports. Prior to her diplomatic career she was the Director of the Centre for “Action and Information for Development and International Understanding” and the Vice-Chair of the World Federation of UNESCO Clubs, Centres and Associations (WFUCA). Ms. Haddad was elected Chairperson of the IFAP Council in 2014 and re-elected for a second term in 2016. She is the first representative from a small island developing state (SIDS) to hold this position.