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The director of the foundation participated in the XII International Multiculturalism Summer School

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The director of the foundation participated in the XII International Multiculturalism Summer School

The director of the Nizami Ganjavi Foundation, Rafi Gurbanov, participated as a lecturer in the XII International Multiculturalism Summer School organized by the Baku International Multiculturalism Center on July 26th 2022, in Sheki, entitled “Multiculturalism policy as the key to global and regional peace”.

On July 26th, Rafi Gurbanov gave a lecture on “Foreign policy of Azerbaijan: Multiculturalism as a cultural diplomacy”. Mr Gurbanov said that promoting the example of cultural diversity through the foreign policy agenda is among the priorities of multiculturalism policy.

Starting with the “Baku Process”, this policy strengthens the positive image of our country in the international arena. Complete protection of cultural rights by the state also plays a notable role in preserving traditions of peaceful coexistence.

More than 20 students from leading universities of 14 countries (Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Russia, Turkey, France, Spain, Egypt, Turkmenistan, Georgia, Romania, Ghana, Nigeria, Bulgaria, and Syria) participated in the XII International Multiculturalism Summer School.

 

27.07.2022

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“Social media” Training at the Nizami Ganjavi Foundation

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"Social media" Training at the Nizami Ganjavi Foundation <br>

From 28-29 June 2022 employees and volunteers of the Nizami Ganjavi Foundation (NGF) received training in “Social Media”. Organized by the NGF, with support from the Belə-belə Işlər (Such Works) project, the main purpose of the two-day training was to support the establishment of the Foundation’s media strategy, as well as to increase the knowledge and skills of its staff and volunteers in social media management.

The training was conducted by Sabina Melikova, head of the Belə-belə Işlər project, highlighting the application of different approaches to all sectors of social media; its trends, various practices and related topics. Comprehensive information was also given on methods applied by organizations for promotional purposes. Discussions were held on matters of particular interest to the participants.

Upon the training’s successful completion, Sabina Melikova was awarded a certificate by director Rafi Gurbanov for her contribution to the development of NGF media strategy.

– 30 / 06 /2022

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Meeting with a young Columbia University academic

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Meeting with a young Columbia University academic

Rafi Gurbanov, director of the Nizami Ganjavi Foundation, met Sohee Ryuk, a doctoral student and young researcher into the Caucasus at the prestigious Columbia University in the USA.

At the meeting, Ms. Ryuk was informed about the work of the great Azerbaijani poet Nizami Ganjavi and the universal values he promoted, as well as the principal activities of the Foundation.

In an extensive discussion of the Foundation’s “Youth Platform”, Mr. Gurbanov underlined that the purpose of involving young academics and experts in the organization’s work also seeks the promotion of Nizami’s values in the international arena through their approach.

Later, during her stay in Azerbaijan, Ms. Ryuk commented on the unique cultural diversity of our country, the hospitality of its people and the results of her research into the country’s carpet weaving traditions. Then opinions were exchanged on other topics of mutual interest.

– 20 / 06 / 2022

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The Nizami Ganjavi Foundation expands international relations

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The Nizami Ganjavi Foundation expands international relations

A meeting was held between Rafi Gurbanov, director of the Nizami Ganjavi Foundation, and Selcuk Karakiliç director of the Yunus Emre Institute in Baku.

The meeting clarified the wide opportunities for bilateral cooperation between the Nizami Ganjavi Foundation and Yunus Emre Institute. Noting that bilateral relations between Azerbaijan and Turkey are at the highest level in a number of areas, Mr. Gurbanov highlighted the importance of cooperation between the two organizations in science and culture to strengthen further cultural relations between the fraternal countries.

Mr. Karakiliç then noted our country’s rich cultural environment and discussed Azerbaijan’s achievements in its management of cultural diversity. Opinions were also exchanged on other matters of mutual interest.

– 16 / 06 / 2022

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Meeting volunteers

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Meeting volunteers

On 14 May 2022, Rafi Gurbanov, director of the Nizami Ganjavi Foundation, met with volunteers and spoke about the relevance for young people of the values instilled by the genius poet and thinker Nizami Ganjavi, as well as his philosophy on volunteering. Mr. Gurbanov informed the volunteers about the history of the “Sheikh Nizami Foundation” and stated that the Nizami Ganjavi Foundation established in 2021 is a manifestation of the ownership of that historical heritage.

Information was then given about plans for the Foundation’s future activities and volunteers’ involvement in them. The meeting continued with discussions on questions of interest to the volunteers.

– 14 / 05 / 2022

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Meeting held with a German academic

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Meeting held with a German academic

On 4 May, a meeting was held at the Nizami Ganjavi Foundation on the organization of an event planned to be held in Shusha. The meeting was attended by Elnur Aliyev, First Deputy Minister of Culture of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Rafi Gurbanov, Director of the Nizami Ganjavi Foundation, Arzu Tabrizli, Deputy Director NGF, Professor Eva-Maria Auch, academic historian at Humboldt University in Germany, and employees of the Foundation.

There were detailed discussions on “German-Basel Missionaries of Shusha” and the format of the Shusha event. Prof. Eva-Maria Auch’s proposal was discussed and the concept and format of the event were agreed.

Finally, it was decided to begin preliminary preparations for the Shusha event, which will be organized by the Foundation, as well as to finalize the project’s concept and conduct negotiations with relevant state bodies.

– 04 / 05 / 2022