Eurasia Scout Region Jamboree: Dialogue for Peace Workshops Bring Dialogue to Young People Across the Region

22 Jul 2018

EURASIA SCOUT REGION JAMBOREE: DIALOGUE FOR PEACE WORKSHOPS BRING DIALOGUE TO YOUNG PEOPLE ACROSS THE REGION

The World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) and the International Dialogue Centre (KAICIID) delivered a Dialogue for Peace workshop in Russian during the Eurasia Scout Region Jamboree in Belarus.

Over 400 young people aged 11-25 years old from Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Russia, Tajikistan, and Ukraine, participated in these workshops over the course of five days. Led by the team of the Scout dialogue trainers from the Eurasia Scout Region previously coached by KAICIID, participants were equipped with the tools and principles of dialogue, as well as practical skills on how to develop dialogue-related projects in their communities.

The workshop emphasised the importance of youth involvement in dialogue for a culture of peace, as well as the role of dialogue in peacebuilding, conflict prevention and resolution.

One young participant said, "In our region, we have a lot of conflicts. Bringing dialogue to every young person in all of our countries should help to resolve them with time."

 

The Dialogue for Peace Programme

The Dialogue for Peace programme is a capacity building programme designed for and with the help of young people. The Dialogue for Peace programme was developed by KAICIID in cooperation with WOSM and aims to promote dialogue as a main tool to overcome misunderstanding and dispel stereotypes in order to increase mutual understanding.

Thus far, over 750 Scouts from all around the world have participated in the Dialogue for Peace programme in 2015-2018.

If you are interested in learning more on how to become a dialogue ambassador, click here.