MAP Webinar: Creating Dialogue to Inform Policy

  EVENT DATE: 29/02/2024

Welcome to Creating Dialogue to Inform Policy! Join us for an engaging online event where we will discuss the importance of open dialogue in shaping effective policies. Through interactive sessions and expert panel discussions, we aim to foster a collaborative environment where diverse perspectives can be shared and heard. Whether you are a policymaker, researcher, or simply interested in the topic, this event offers a unique opportunity to explore innovative approaches to policy-making. Don’t miss out on this chance to contribute to the conversation and make an impact. Register now and be part of the dialogue!

The webinar will consist of three interactive sessions:

1. Dialogue through Art Project in Kyrgyzstan

Tajyka Shabdanova and Anara Eginalieva from the Foundation for Tolerance International (FTI) in Kyrgyzstan will share how MAP Youth Clubs in four regions explored different arts-based tools (such as forum theatre, participatory video sessions, songs, and traditional artistic practices) to generate regional and national dialogue sessions with educational and cultural decision makers.

2. Intergenerational Peace (GENPEACE) Project in Indonesia

Dr. Sukanya Podder and Rendiansyah Putra Dinata will present one of the MAP Phase 2 projects, GENPEACE (Indonesia), which explores a two-way or dialogic communication between participating children and targeted policymakers. Through arts-based participatory methods, including musical drama with the traditional Bamboo Angklung instrument, digital videos involving song, dance, poetry recitation, and photo narrative exhibits, GENPEACE has been creating innovative structures for intergenerational communication focused on the Musrenbang (local participatory planning at the community level).

3. Unpacking inter-generational dialogue

Finally, the webinar will create a space through participatory dialogue with a range of contributors to MAP, an opportunity to unpack across two important aspects of dialogue in MAP. These are: the strengths/limitations of inter-generational dialogue and the affordances of digital technology in MAP. A range of contributors including a member of our International Advisory Board, Prof Tim Prentki, young researchers who have contributed to Talking Back (on our website), and a local policy maker from Kyrgyzstan will join us.