Intercultural Dialogue

  • Dialogue between cultures is essential if we are going live together peacefully and constructively in a multicultural world.
  • Intercultural dialogue can be a tool for conflict prevention and resolution by enhancing a shared vision of the world, identifying similarities and differences and achieve a consensus that disputes should not be resolved by violence.
  • Changing Environment

    • The changing cultural environment is driven by cross-boarder migration, the claim of distinct cultural identity by national and other minorities, advances in information and communication media, and growing interdependence between regions and the impact of globalization.
    • In light of this, it is urgent to promote dialogue between cultures.

    Brazzaville Foundation Approach

    • Foster dialogue on disputes that affect the African continent to promote understanding and reconciliation.
    • Acknowledge the changing cultural environment and that cultural diversity is also an economic, social and political which needs to be adequately addressed.
    • Enable a true meaningful intercultural dialogue by displaying openness, curiosity and commitment and the voluntary engagement in dialogue with all parties, while respecting cultural differences.
    • Engage in an open manner with all organisations promoting intercultural dialogue from across the world.
    Partnership with DOC Research Institute
    • Following the Rhodes Forum in 2019, the Foundation established a partnership with The Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute (DOC) to strengthen dialogue to address religious and ethnic conflicts on the African continent.
    Kabiné Komara, member of the Foundation's Advisory Board and Jean-Yves Ollivier, Chairman, spoke at the 2019 Rhodes Forum under the theme "Towards a new partnership towards Africa". DOC Research Institute is one of the partners working on issues related to intercultural dialogue.