28 Youth Training Workshops0000-00-00 28 Upazillas in 7 divisions of the country
As part of the EU sponsored "Confilct Prevention through Deradicalization of Youth" project, BEI in association with its local partners has organized and held 28 (twenty eight) 3-day training workshops in 28 upazillas in 7 divisions of the country over the period from 22 December, 2014 to 28 September, 2016. The first training workshop was held in Jhaldhaka Upazilla in Nilphamri District under Dinajpur Division from 22 to 24 December, 2014 and the final training workhop was held in Feni Sadar Upazilla of Feni District under Chittagong Division from 30 September to 02 October, 2016.
The training workshops were intended to be strategically used to harness youth power for combatting radicalization through productive engagement with society and also increase their respect for pluralist views and democratic principles; thus gradually paving the way for them to become ideal citizens of Bangladesh. The training workshops were also intended to be used for developing a common understanding on the negative impact of radicalization on society.
The primary objectives of the Training workshops were:
- To enhance the capacity and ability of the targeted youth to exercise peace-building skills to settle disputes and conflicts peacefully;
- To understand the negative consequences of radicalization and violent extremism on individual, society and state and develop the faculty of critical thinking of the students;
- To learn the techniques of stakeholder mapping and engagement to build network for undertaking community-led initiatives.
Target audience: The workshops were participated by around 30 participants coming from diverse background (schools, colleges & madrassas) to ensure diversity. In each workshop every effort was made to ensure equal participation of male and female participants to ensure gender balance. Around 840 students in total were intended to receive training.
Training methodology: Training methods included lectures, multimedia presentations, group works through using exercise sheets, individual exercises, Q&E session and sharing feedbacks.
Intended training outcome: The workshops reaffirmed participants' perceptions on respect for cultural, racial and religious diversity, good governance, democratic norms, non-violent approaches to peace building and duties and responsibilities of a good citizen. The workshops were intended to benefit the participants through understanding various approaches to conflict analysis, frameworks of dispute settlement, and ways to achieving peace.
28 Upazillas in 7 divisions of the country