The Association for Forest, Development and Conservation - AFDC and the Hanns-Seidel-Stiftung starts in 2017 to implement a project which aims at building the capacities of local communities in general and municipalities in specific on the concept of “Resiliency”, one of the main approaches used worldwide by communities to reduce the impact of natural and manmade risks and hazards.
The “Women in Dialogue” - Project is divided into thematic years, so that it will build the skills of local women in a comprehensive and overarching manner. The second year will focus on “Healthy Families”.
Youth must be the main factor to counter violent extremism and promote peace. Youth could have the strongest positive impact on the present and future, but when they face a dead end, their ambition turns into frustration used by violent groups to fuel their own agendas.
As a new element in the “Women in Dialogue” project the expanded program attempts to respond to the various requests received from the ground to lessen the local communities’ dependence on projects implemented by big national or international NGOs and instead provides the methods, tools and resources for local associations to do so.
During the symposium, which was conducted in cooperation with the 'Centre International des Sciences de l'Homme - CISH' issues like 'the Ta'if agreement in the balance of criticism: backgrounds, targets, negative, positive, and outstanding results' were openly discussed.
The main goal from this workshop, which was conducted in cooperation with the Ministry of Social Affairs, was to train staff and social workers who are dealing with the Syrian refugees directly as well as with poor Lebanese people on how to distribute awareness about various diseases that spread during winter as well as on prevention methods.
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