Invited by UNESCO-Beirut’s Office, Mrs. Meena Kadhimi Head of Media and International Relations in Bahrain Women Association-for Human Development (BWA) had participated in the workshop conducted for all focal points of the project of Mapping of Resources on Intercultural Dialogue in the Arab States, dated on September 6-7 of 2012.
This project is executed by UNESCO-Beirut’s office with cooperation of King Abdullah center of National Dialogue. It comes from an initiative launched in the year of 2005 to enhance the intercultural dialogue, as it focuses on developing this concept among the Arab’s world and shall start in 10 Arab countries, Bahrain, Egypt, Tunisia, Yemen, Algeria, Morocco, Oman, Jordan, Lebanon and Palestine.
The Workshop aimed to introduce the project of raising generations on the concepts of peace and intercultural dialogues, studying the best to be used searching methods and tools and state the timeline for all the phases of the project which is starting by the mid of September till the end of November 2012.
The Focal Points of Arab countries will start contacting NGO’s, Media, Academies, Intellectuals and Trainers of relevant topics in coordination with UNESCO within the coming two months aiming to establish a universal map to all available resources and programs in Arab Region related to this topic which UNESCO have tried all it could to enhance during the past 10 years after launching the agreement of developing the culture of dialogue among different cultures in the world.
The participation of Mrs. Meena Kadhimi came along her position as a Focal Point of the project in The Kingdom of Bahrain after being chosen by the UNESCO-Beirut’s office.