After a virtual kick-off meeting in March 2022, all participants were glad to meet in person in Amman in June and to discuss their ideas within the group.
One of the two project teams from Yemen presented their project, dealing with the impact of oil extraction industries on local communities.
By means of design thinking the participants analyzed the context of their projects, professionally supported by trainer Cynthia Kreidy.
The current impact of climate change on local communities and how this situation might be exacerbated in coming years was presented by one of the project teams from Lebanon.
Room for discussion and exchange was also provided outside of the conference room.
In January 2023, the supported project teams met again, this time in Beirut.
The teams presented their progress and challenges during the last months to the other teams.
The workshop created a space for intense discussions and collegial advice.
And of course there were fun moments!
After the workshop, a regional conference took place, organized by the Arab Reform Initiative, where the projects teams had the opportunity to present their work.