MINELRES: Workshop: Caucasus Youth Against Racism and Related Intolerance

MINELRES moderator minelres@lists.delfi.lv
Mon Jun 2 17:31:09 2003

Original sender: Nadir Kamaldinov <nadir_kamaldinov@hotmail.com> 

ICFMI Announcement

International Caucasus Foundation on Minority Issues (ICFMI)

Human Rights Education Training Workshop:

June 26 - 30, 2003
Baku City, Azerbaijan Republic

International Caucasus Foundation on Minority Issues will conduct a
four-day Conference for youth activists from Caucasus.

The ICFMI`s mission is to contribute to the construction of democracy in 
Caucasus by improving the region×€™s interethnic climate and promoting 
principles of interethnic peace and justice based on institutional
solutions acceptable both to majority and minorities.

The objectives of the National Workshop are:
- To exchange and disseminate information on good practices to combat
racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance;
- To coordinate advocacy efforts at a national, regional and
international levels to implement the International Youth Declaration
and Plan of Action;
- To monitor the implementation of commitments made by States in Durban
(in particular those relating to youth) and
- To promote human rights as a tool for combating racism

We will use the participatory training technique where both trainers and 
participants actively engage in the development of the training.  The 
national training workshop will include training methodology and
capacity building components such as lessons and materials.

Participants are from all regions of Azerbaijan and three Caucasus
countries selected based on an understanding that their responsibilities
will continue after the completion of the training workshop.  27 youth
representative representing 4 countries in the Caucasus region will
participate.  Upon returning to their respective country, participants
will conduct a national human rights education-training workshop. The
young leaders attending the national training workshop would then train
other young leaders in their communities and grass root youth groups.

Regional Plan of Action

During the national training workshop, participants will acknowledge
with a Regional Plan of Action to be implemented in the Caucasus region
in a timeframe of one-year.  The POA will be formulated through a
moderated discussion list on the interim website on community zero to
get all members and interested youth organizations and individuals an
opportunity to give their inputs and feedback.

In accordance with the outcomes of the feedback from youth members and
individuals in the Asia region, the interim steering committee will then
use this at the national human rights workshop and adopt the national
Plan of Action.  The human rights education, train the trainers project
being one of them.


Thursday, 26 June 2003

Arrival of participants
19:00 ×€“ 20: 00                Dinner
21: 00                  Ice - Breaking

Friday, 27 June 2003, First Day

08:00 - 09:30           Breakfast
09:30 - 10:00           Registration
10:00 - 11:30           Opening Ceremony
Mr. Nadir Kamaladdinov, Director of International Caucasus Foundation on 
Minority Issues (ICFMI)
Mr. Azay Guliyev, President of NGO Forum of Azerbaijan
11:30 - 11:45           Team Photo
11:45 - 12:00           Coffee - break
12:00 - 13:00           Intro to Program
Presentation of participants
Expectations of participants
13:00 - 14:30           Lunch
14:30 - 15:00           Presentation of Working Groups
15:00 - 16:45           Working Groups
Working Group - 1: Youth NGOs co-operation at the regional and
Working Group - 2: Youth NGOs and Government: the ways of interaction
Working Group - 3: Ethnic Minorities in Caucasus: increasing of role in 
decision - making process
Working Group - 4: Violence in the youth environment
Working Group - 5: Cultural Education for Youth
16:45 - 17:00           Coffee - break
17:00 - 19:00           Working Groups Presentation
19:00 - 20:00           Dinner
20:00 - 21:00           Free - time
21:00                   Intercultural evening

Saturday, 28 June 2003, Second Day

08:30 - 10:00           Breakfast
10:00 - 10:15           Intro to program
10:15 - 11:45           Mr. Azer Ramazanov, "Management in Youth NGOs"
11:45 - 12:00           Coffee - break
12:00 - 13:00   Discussion "Current Situation with Protection of Human
in Caucasus" moderator Mr. Azer Ramazanov
13:00 - 14:00           Lunch
14:00 - 15:45   Mr. Nadir Kamaladdinov, ×€śNGO Fundraising×€ť
15:45 - 16:45   Discussion ×€śFundraising Issues×€ť moderator Mr. Nadir 
Kamaladdinov, "Co-operation of Youth NGOs in Caucasus"
16:45 - 17:00           Coffee - break
17:00 - 19:00           General Discussion on Human Rights Issues
19:00 - 20:00           Dinner
20:00 - 21:30           Round - Tables
#1: What can Youth NGOs do to combat the manifestations of racism,
discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance?
#2: Combating extremism and hate speech
#3: Youth Education and awareness
#4: Mass Media role in interethnic understanding
#5: Legislation and legal defense

Sunday, 28 June 2003, Third Day

08:30 - 10:00           Breakfast
10:00 - 11:00   Mr. Tural Kerimli, "Activity of Youth Human Rights NGOs"
11:00 - 11:45   Discussion ×€śPR and NGOs×€ť moderator Mr. Tural Kerimli
11:45 - 12:00           Coffee - break
12:00 - 13:00   Mr. Nadir Adilov and Mr. Ramil Iskenderov, "Youth Human 
Rights NGOs Campaigns: planning and conducting"
13:00 - 14:00           Lunch
14:00 - 15:45   Discussion "Conducting Campaigns", moderator Mr. Elmari 
15:45 - 16:45           General Discussion
16:45 - 17:00           Coffee - break
17:00 - 18:00           Conclusion
19:30                           Farewell Dinner

Monday, 30 June 2003

08:30 - 10:00           Breakfast
10:00 - 13:00           Press Conference
13:00 - 14:00           Lunch
                                Departure of participants

Working languages:

English and Russian

Financial condition:

- Accommodation will be provided by organizers
- Travel expenses will be reimburse by organizers

Procedure for application:

Please send application form and CV directly to the International
Foundation on Minority Issues (ICFMI) by post, fax or e-mail. The
accepted will be informed till 19 June 2003

Deadline for applications: 11 June 2003

For additional information, please, contact to:
Nadir Kamaladdinov
International Caucasus Foundation on Minority Issues (ICFMI)
Address: 121-82, Mir-Jalal St., Baku City 370147, Azerbaijan
Phone: +99450 3288326;
Phone/Fax: +99412 682120
E-mail: nadir_kamaladdinov@hotmail.com