Project profile — Building Inclusive Communities through Virtual Exchange


Soliya Inc.
2018-02-12 - 2019-03-28
Global Affairs Canada
IFM International Security

Country / region 

• Morocco (13.00%)
• Jordan (17.00%)
• Pakistan (13.00%)
• Turkey (13.00%)
• Egypt (15.00%)
• Tunisia (16.00%)
• Libya (13.00%)


• Education, Level Unspecified: Education facilities and training (11120) (14.00%)
• Basic Education: Basic life skills for youth and adults (11230) (14.00%)
• Democratic participation and civil society:
Democratic participation and civil society (15150) (14.00%)
Human rights (15160) (14.00%)
Ending violence against women and girls (15180) (14.00%)
• Conflict Prevention And Resolution, Peace And Security: Civilian peace-building, conflict prevention and resolution (15220) (16.00%)
• Communication: Information services (22013) (14.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (significant objective)
• Youth Issues (principal objective)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


The objective of this project is to empower youth to become aware of different cultural realities and engage as active citizens in their local and global communities. The project is designed to foster constructive dialogue in communities, with a view to help societies resolve differences from a confrontational approach to one defined by cooperation and understanding. The project focuses on young men and women with a post-secondary degree in Jordan, Morocco, Pakistan, Egypt, Libya, Turkey and Tunisia. Key activities include: (1) a virtual dialogue program for some 3,500 youth participants which facilitates dialogue with the goal of cultivating knowledge and confidence to become civically active; (2) online trainings designed to develop dialogue skills to mobilize communities; and (3) community dialogue sessions with the goal of tackling contentious community issues such as youth participation in peace-building, decision-making, gender equality, and prevention of radical beliefs.

Expected results 

The expected results for this project include: (1) improved engagement of post-secondary aged men and women from a variety of backgrounds in Jordan, Morocco, Pakistan, Egypt, Libya, Turkey and Tunisia; and (2) increased number of opportunities for peaceful intra- and inter-communal dialogue.

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
15-05-2018 Disbursement $26,905
16-08-2018 Disbursement $172,055
07-12-2018 Disbursement $136,668
31-03-2019 Disbursement $58,539
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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