The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) is organizing its first iTAGe
event, “Talking Across Generations on the State of Preventing Violent Extremism in
South Asia”, on 18 June 2021, in collaboration with the UNESCO Mahatma Gandhi
Institute for Peace and Sustainable Development (MGIEP) and UNESCO’s New Delhi
Cluster Office, within the framework of #YouthWagingPeace: A Whole Community
Approach to the Prevention of Violent Extremism through Education.
iTAGe is a youth-driven high-level intergenerational dialogue between six youth leaders
and three senior officials/experts working in the field of PVE, preceded by a survey,
social media conversations, and focus group discussions, aiming to include and amplify
youth voices in the prevention of violent extremism in the region.
The input collected from the survey, social media conversations, focus group discussions,
and the event itself will be incorporated into the Youth-led Report on the State of PVE
in South Asia. The report will combine the latest research on preventative efforts with
uncensored youth case studies to provide fresh and robust perspectives for policymakers
and a youth-centered overview of violent extremism in South Asia.
Youth who wish to participate in the iTAGe event must:
- Be between 18 and 35 years old.
- Be nationals from or currently living in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India,Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, or Sri Lanka.
- Wish to contribute to the advancement of peace education and the inclusion of youth voices in policymaking to prevent violent extremism in South Asia.
- Respond to the State of PVE in South Asia survey before 4 June 2021, 11:59 PM EDT. Click here to reply to the survey: https://www.unaoc.org/what-we-do/itage-state-of-preventing-violent-extremism-in-south-asia/
A total of 30 participants will be selected and invited to participate in a Focus Group
Discussion on 15 June 2021. Then, a shortlist of six participants will be invited to
participate in the final iTAGe event on 18 June 2021, along with senior officials.
The working language of the event is English.