IN A GLANCE


Under the framework of the King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz International Programme for the Culture of Peace and Dialogue , HAWER website offers a range of resources and support tools for partners, civil society organizations, academic institutions, researchers, scholars, youth, students, and professionals working in the field of Intercultural Dialogue in the Arab region and beyond.

HAWER website provides a comprehensive, easy-to-use, searchable, Internet-based bibliographic and full-text database (when available) of intercultural dialogue resources and information.

This website is designed to help you in finding the information in an easy way and to effectively interact with today’s rapidly emerging retrieval resources.

This website offers a collection of data and resources arranged in a systematic way to make the search easy and fast. In other words it is a computer-based collection or listing of information, usually organized with searchable elements or fields.

 

why hawer

 

INTRODUCTION


For the first time in the Arab States, UNESCO and the King Abdulla Bin AbdelAziz Center for National Dialogue, joined efforts to map the available resources on the promotion of peace and dialogue. Throughout the years, thousands of relevant resources have been produced and translated; numerous good initiatives have been implemented, many resource persons/researchers/trainers/ and advocates have been working in this field. However, to a large extent, all this remained indiscernible, overlooked, out of reach, and lacked coordination and documentation.

 

The mapping of resources provided an exhaustive database, yet not inclusive neither complete. This will be an ongoing process that will require continuous updates and furnishment. Therefore, the project will continue to explore and identify new resources; enhance online database; expand access to full-text materials, and increase the number of provided resources. Up to date, the mapping project has directly targeted 10 countries as follow: Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Iraq, Yemen, Oman, Bahrain, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, and Algeria.

 

The following areas were investigated and studied:

 

  • Available resources produced by or for the Arab region such as: books, studies, thesis, dissertations, reports, manuals, resource kits, policy papers…
  • Available resources produced by UNESCO and KACND such as: books, studies, reports, manuals, resource kits, policy papers, posters, pictures…
  • Active organizations working towards the promotion of a culture of peace and dialogue in the Arab States such as: NGOs, INGOs, academic institutions, research centers, youth clubs…
  • Active media outlets working towards the promotion of a culture of peace and dialogue in the Arab States such as: TV channels, radios, websites, magazines, blogs, movie production…
  • Resource people working towards the promotion of a culture of peace and dialogue in the Arab States such as: trainers, animators, professors, media specialist, educators…
  • Distinguished programmes and initiatives working towards the promotion of a culture of peace and dialogue in the Arab States.
  • Donors and funders investing in initiatives related to the promotion of a culture of peace and dialogue in the Arab States.