The Forum released a multilingual DVD in March 2007 for use in its development assistance programs. The DVD, titled The Challenge of Diversity, compares the federal systems and practices of five ethnically-diverse federations: Belgium, Canada, India, Spain and Switzerland. A core Forum learning product, the DVD will be used as an educational tool for its federalism training programs in Iraq and Sudan.
With funding from the Canadian International Development Agency, the DVD is to be used to train about 70 Iraqi academics, and will form part of the curriculum for a course on federalism for law and political science students in Iraq’s publicly-funded universities. There are 20 law colleges and six departments of political science in Iraq. The 42-minute DVD contains Arabic, Sorani-Kurdish and English versions. It is also available in French, Tamil and Sinhala.