Celebrating Five Years of Collaboration with the Scout Movement
Ever since its establishment, KAICIID has seen young people as essential partners for peace. In turn, as the world’s leading youth organization, WOSM is, at its core, an institution founded on dialogue. For us, this was a natural alliance, and a way for KAICIID to help the Scouts build on the dialogue skills and values within Scouting, and promote them externally to a larger population. Therefore, we take great pride that one of KAICIID's first Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) was signed with WOSM.
The jointly-developed Dialogue for Peace Programme is a key cornerstone of our collaboration, teaching Scouts to build a culture of peace. Last year, the programme witnessed exponential growth in terms of outreach and sustainability. It is now deeply woven into the fabric of Scouting.
This active growth has continued in 2019. In the past 18 months of operation, the Dialogue for Peace Programme has held numerous trainings around the world, equipping over 800 young people from 70 countries with the skills and principles of dialogue. During the first days of the Jamboree alone, hundreds of young people from over 50 countries were introduced to the programme’s initiatives, which were facilitated by a joint team from KAICIID and the