On 3 May 2019, Re:Coded was invited by the Republic of Azerbaijan jointly with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), and the United Nations Alliance of Civilization (UNAOC), to participate on a panel on “Youth Engagement and Vocational Training: Innovative approaches to Address Discrimination, Inequality and Violence”.
The Baku Process Summit was initiated by the Republic of Azerbaijan in 2008 to establish an effective and efficient dialogue between cultures and civilizations.
The summit also focused on the need to further engage and focus on youth as a positive force against intolerance and hate through innovative education and employment initiatives.
The event included an interactive dialogue with experts, including Search for Common Ground, Hedayah and Ed Venture Partners. Zain Awan, Growth and Operations Manager, represented Re:Coded and delivered a presentation which gave insights into the Re:Coded model and our work across the region.
Zain highlighted the need for more innovative approaches that utilised technology to build resilience amongst young people. He showcased the work of Re:Coded in bringing together diverse communities and nurturing young leaders to be better prepared for the digital revolution.
Speaking at the conference, Zain emphasised: “The world we live in rapidly changes on a daily basis due to the fast-pace of technological advancement. Despite this, our ways of engaging and supporting conflict-affected communities are still based on very traditional and outdated models of empowerment and development. If we are to truly equip young people with the necessary skills, we must invest in tech as a means of good and tool for education. The transformative impact is not limited to young people but also positively impact the communities they come from at large.”
Experts discussed lessons learnt and shared good practices to engage, empower and partner with youth through innovative approaches to build resilience against intolerance and hate.
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