The Civil Society Leaders Programme will bring together emerging civil society leaders from the Syrian, Palestinian and Lebanese communities.
The programme will introduce them to working together, in a fresh and exciting way, to develop innovative ideas to tackle common challenges. The programme will be run by Common Purpose working with the Asfari Foundation and the Asfari Institute for Civil Society and Citizenship at AUB.
“This is a brilliant leadership programme. It enables people from diverse backgrounds to work together to tackle common challenges.”
The experience will help participants to:
“This experience has been thrilling... The outcome is beyond expectations.”
The programme focuses on a Challenge.
Over four days participants are guided through a process of creativity and innovation, to explore the challenge through every possible angle – visiting organizations and meeting leaders with knowledge of development and social innovation.
Participants will develop ideas in response to the challenge, which they present to a panel of senior leaders. They then work on their ideas individually and collectively, building long-lasting connections and developing projects that can be prototyped after the programme.
The Asfari Foundation
The Asfari Foundation is a young and energetic British grant making charity set up and funded by Sawsan and Ayman Asfari. We believe in young people. We know that, empowered by a good education and opportunities, young people can create very positive change in their communities and the world at large. Our vision is for a world in which young people actively work together to create productive, inclusive and just societies.
The Asfari Institute for Civil Society and Citizenship
Based at the prestigious American University of Beirut, The Asfari Institute for Civil Society and Citizenship is the first research center bridging academia and activism. Focusing on analyzing, documenting and training social movements and NGO activists, the institute aims at consolidating Civil Society initiatives locally and regionally in the Arab world.
Who is it for?
We invite applications from exceptional emerging civil society leaders from the Lebanese, Syrian and Palestinian communities in Lebanon.
When and where?
We are planning to deliver the next programme in September 2019, in Beirut. To find out more, please contact email@example.com.
The programme will be run in Arabic.