The United Nations Alliance of Civilisations (UNAOC) will organise Sunday a three-day PEACEapp workshop in Tunis, in partnership with civil society organisation ADO+ and in collaboration with the National Centre of Computer Science Training for Children (French: CNIPE), the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), the UN Refugee Agency and the Tunisian Red Crescent, TAP reports.
“Around 30 young participants will be trained in computational thinking and digital literacy while developing video games through MIT Media Lab gaming platform SCRATCH,” reads a press release.
Participants include Tunisian youth and young migrants and refugees notably from Syria, Iraq, Yemen and Somalia.
After this initial workshop, participants will continue developing a gamified app with the support of Tunisian video games developer Galactech. In addition to strengthening the technological knowledge of participants, PEACEapp will also be a platform encouraging creativity and the development of intercultural dialogue skills of all participants.
The United Nations Alliance of Civilisations (UNAOC) is a special initiative of the UN Secretary General to promote intercultural dialogue, understanding and cooperation.
UNAOC works mainly in four priority areas, namely education, youth, media and migration, using a multi-disciplinary and multi-perspective approach. Through developing a number of innovative projects and key initiatives of its own, UNAOC stimulates innovation, fills existing gaps, engages a wider public and contributes to positive social change, TAP said.