• BFD, in cooperation with SFCG, trains 20 Bahraini trainers on dialogue facilitation

    Manama – Bahrain Foundation for Dialogue:

    The second session of ‘Train the Trainers’ course, organized by the Bahrain Foundation for Dialogue in collaboration with Search for Common Ground (SFCG), was concluded on Saturday, 18th March 2017.

    The four-day session, which focused on facilitating the community dialogue, was presented by Mr. Shoqi Maktari, the international trainer and the head of SFCG’s Yemen Office. Twenty Bahraini male and female trainers attended the session.

    The second session was intended for the trainers who had successfully completed the first one titled “Designing the process of community dialogue.”

    Mr. Maktari emphasized that dialogue facilitation is an integral part of the process of designing the dialogue. He pointed out that the role of the facilitator is very important and sensitive, and becomes relevant mainly during the dialogue session, while the designer’s role begins before the dialogue and continues throughout its course. Moreover, it is the designer who selects the facilitator.

    At the end of the program, Mr. Suhail bin Ghazi Algosaibi, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Bahrain Foundation for Dialogue, expressed his thanks and appreciation to Mr. Shoqi Maktari for his efforts in training the Bahraini trainers at the first and second training sessions. He also thanked the Bahraini trainers who participated in the session for their diligence and perseverance.

    The training course focuses on developing young potential to support and maintain civil dialogue to make national initiatives more effective.

    The third and final session of the training program will be held later this year.

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