In 2016 KAICIID was honoured to host Austrian Federal President Dr. Heinz Fischer, whose keynote address at KAICIID who described the importance of dialogue in ensuring peaceful coexistence and commended KAICIID for its work. Photo: Curt Themessel KAICIID hosted the first meeting of the Board of Directors’ Advisory Forum, a consultative body from different world religions, religious organizations, and cultural institutions to address major issues of concern. Photo: Daniel Shaked KAICIID convened a meeting of over 40 religious leaders, representatives from Muslim women and youth communities and civil society who agreed on common issues and wrote the action plan for the programme. Photo: KAICIID Young Asylum seekers examine the exhibit at the Natural History Museum in Vienna. In cooperation with the Austrian NGO, MenschenRechteReligion, KAICIID has organized a series of cultural visits for asylum seekers. Photo: KAICIID KAICIID has successfully launched the KAICIID Fellows Programme in the Southeast Asia region. This regional programme trains interreligious dialogue practitioners from countries in Southeast Asia. Photo: KAICIID Continuing for its second year, the social media trainings engaged over 300 young, influential social media practitioners in Amman, Cairo and Erbil to intensively train them in using social media as a platform for interreligious dialogue. Photo: KAICIID Our cultural events programme included Bridges, a month-long cultural series that included a variety of activities and exhibits offering visitors insight into the work and struggle of artists from the Middle East. Photo: David Pan KAICIID in cooperation with FCA and the Network for Religious and Traditional Peacemakers in Central Africa took several major steps in re-establishing dialogue between the Muslim and Christian communities in CAR. Photo: KAICIID As part of the Nigeria country programme, we organized the “Coordinate to Achieve” conference, a two intra-religious meeting that offered religious leaders from Christian and Muslim communities throughout Nigeria opportunity for dialogue. Photo: KAICIID KAICIID and the African Union Commission through the Citizens and Diaspora Directorate organized the 2nd Interfaith Dialogue Forum to recognise the importance of interreligious and intra-faith dialogue as a tool for peacebuilding in Africa. Photo: AUCIDO In KAICIID's “Religionen im Dialog” series of open-house expert lectures, we hosted a series of lectures on dialogue and the history of interreligiousness. The lectures were given by Viennese academics, leaders and experts. Photo: KAICIID More than 80 Scouts from the Interamerican region were trained in intercultural and interreligious dialogue by experts from KAICIID and facilitators from WOSM at the Interamerican Scouts Youth Forum in Galveston, Texas. Photo: WOSM The Secretary General of KAICIID, Faisal Bin Muaammar presents Pope Francis with the Fellows Yearbook during the Interreligious Audience prior to the Jubilee of Mercy Symposium. Photo: "L'Osservatore Romano" More than 60 religious leaders and exemplars of mercy gathered for an international symposium organized by the Pontifical Council for Interreligious dialogue and KAICIID in Rome. Photo: Enrico Di Giamberardino Brahmachari Jagrat Chaitanya, a Fellow from Sri Lanka reads along in the hymnal with one of the members of the church. Photo: KAICIID At the end of a busy year of dialogue, here are a few memorable moments of 2016.