KAICIID is an intergovernmental organization. Their mandate is to promote the use of dialogue globally to prevent and resolve conflict to enhance understanding and cooperation. Over a seven-year-long negotiation and development process, KAICIID’s mandate and structure were designed to foster dialogue among people of different faiths and cultures that bridges animosities, reduces fear and instills mutual respect.
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Mission: To bring religious leaders and political decision makers together to develop and implement multilateral social cohesion building and conflict resolution initiatives. KAICIID supports experts, trainees and organizations working in this area through capacity building programs, workshops, training and partnerships.
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGS)
The Centre contributes to the SDGs through a multi-dimensional approach. It draws on its main areas of expertise in interreligious and intercultural dialogue and focusing on multi-stakeholder partnerships for implementation. KAICIID believes the SDGs are important especially in cooperation with the UN and building relations with relevant UN entities. SDGs currently addressed: SDG 4, 5, 11, 16 and 17
For more information on the Centre’s specific contributions to the implementation of the UNSDGs , please see our brochure on Interreligious Dialogue at the UN.
KAICIID upholds the UN Declaration on Human Rights, as well as the UNESCO Culture Conventions and their operational activities, which demonstrate how culture can help achieve the 2030 Agenda. In line with UNESCO’s approach to the 2030 Agenda, KAICIID aims to contribute to peaceful societies and inclusion, through the enhancement of fundamental freedoms and the strengthening of participatory systems of dialogue towards the respect for cultural diversity and the promotion of gender equality.
Key Program Areas
To promote Inter religious Dialogue to help find sustainable solutions to contemporary challenges and conflict situations, working in four priority areas:
- Peace and reconciliation in four designated conflict scenarios: in the Arab region, Central African Republic, Myanmar and Nigeria
- Capacity-building efforts, which aim to empower religious leaders and other individuals to become active peacemakers in communities experiencing conflict and division
- To advocate on behalf of IRD with international organizations, policymakers and other stakeholders
- The Dialogue Knowledge Hub, a virtual platform with resources for the field of dialogue worldwide
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