Towards Building Resilient Communities of the Middle East – Comparative Analysis
The Middle East and North Africa region have entered a new era that is full of challenges including wars, internal and external conflicts which have led the development community to resort and adopt the resilient community approach. Resilient communities are those which are able and / or enabled to prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies and conflicts. Factors central to addressing such approach are many and varies from supporting democratic local governance to provide sustainable access to basic services to creating jobs that generate incomes necessary for transformative people’s lives. Resilience principles can help people survive, respond, and come out even stronger against political, social and economic stresses and shocks.
If you are interested to know more about the various mechanisms and activities of building resilient communities and are willing to be part of this mutual learning, you are kindly invited to attend a one-hour webinar to learn about the factors underpinning resilient communities from the perspective of different donor agencies and implementing partners alike as evident by their funding priorities and implementing approaches.
The webinar will tackle the different approaches and mechanisms adopted by Donor Agencies and International Foundations alike towards building resilient communities. Approaches to be discussed have been researched and compiled from organizations and funded projects such as the USAID Funded Project in Tunisia, UNDP Funded Project in Yemen, Swedish Development Agency, American University in Beirut and MEDAIR International among others.
Attendees will learn the vocabulary and buzz words necessary to build informed partnerships and win more contracts and / or grants when it comes to projects related to building resilient communities. It will support attendees’ capacity to conceptualize solutions and prepare proposals that are innovative, meaningful, challenging and winning.
The webinar Agenda will include the following;
- Walking through the different approaches and mechanisms of building resilient communities
- A brief comparison between the different approaches to identify development gaps in realizing real and sustainable activities towards resilient communities
|1||Nermine Habib has extensive experience researching, profiling and effectively communicating with bilateral, multilateral donor agencies and International Foundations. She is responsible for the reliability and quality assurance of DARPE knowledge content making it relevant and reliable source for local development partners to learn from, grow and sustain their businesses and organizations accordingly. Nemmine has excellent track record in monitoring and evaluating development projects in Egypt and the region. She has a Graduate Degree from St. Mary University Texas in Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding as well as Master Degree in Sociolinguistics.|
|2||Asmaa Elsafty currently works as DARPE Tracking and Profiling officer. She has examined, analyzed and classified 500+ monthly tenders and grant procurement opportunities published by hundreds of donor agencies and international foundations. Asmaa is fully aware of the various development assistance market terminologies, methods and approaches. Asmaa has a B.A. in Political Science from faculty of Economic and Political Science, Cairo University with a graduation project focusing on Syrian crisis and the adaptation mechanisms during armed conflicts.|