Training Workshop on “Enhancing Dialogue Skills for Living Together”
In the framework of UNESCO’s announcement of the year 2010 as the global year for dialogue between cultures which aims to augment the vicarious efforts that are being exerted internationally and at all levels to enhance cultural dialogue and appreciation of cultural diversity between various nations, UNESCO Regional Bureau for Education in the Arab States – Beirut organized a training workshop in collaboration with King Abdul Aziz Centre for National Dialogue – Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
This training workshop entitled: “Enhancing Dialogue Skills for Living Together” (Beirut, 12 – 14 July 2010) was attended by social practitioners and facilitators from different Lebanese and Palestinian areas, especially dwellers of zones which are susceptible to conflict (South, North and Bekaa). The core objective of this joint activity was to enhance the dialogue and communication skills of these participants in order to subsequently ameliorate the Lebanese – Palestinian dialogue, Palestinian – Palestinian and Lebanese – Lebanese dialogue.
This training workshop also aimed to build the capacities and life skills of youth who live in conflict areas and difficult circumstances under challenging life conditions. In addition, the workshop served as a preparatory exercise that aimed to prepare social workers in the field of dialogue and communication skills. It also paved the way for a strong foundation for peaceful dialogue and communication between Lebanese and Palestinian youth within a tolerant environment.