The Civil Society Facility (CSF) South TA, funded by the European Union, is organizing a three-day workshop and graduation ceremony for its regional training programme “Policy Dialogue Fellows” at the Marriat Zamalek Hotel on 26-28 November 2017 in Cairo, Egypt.
This workshop will gather 25 young leaders from eight countries from the Southern Neighbourhood region, who have been trained throughout the past six months, via both online LAB and met regionally face-to-face for specific policy projects and targeted skills development. During this period, Fellows have gained practiced skills on key priorities in policy making and dialogue for sustainable solutions on: preventing violent extremism, peace and partnerships, employment and social business.
The targeted training and graduation gathering has some specific goals to achieve, the first is to introduce the Fellows to concrete skills on monitoring and evaluation tools to better manage policy related projects. The second is to offer a safe platform for the Fellows to dialogue with the EU hierarchy for a better understanding and regional collaborations.
“The Dialogue Fellowship Programme has been about the importance of fostering peace, empowering the youth through the use of structured dialogue skills, policy skills and respect for human rights and dignity”, said Dr. Ahmed Al Damrawy, CSFS Regional Team Leader.
“Hence, the taken approach: that the way to resolve open questions in our region must be that of diplomacy and dialogue, applying tailored skills for better employability and social businesses, human rights and freedom of expression and involving young women and men in finding the right solutions – these are the responses that must be nurtured in the face of violent extremism that is threatening our shared humanity”, Al Damrawy added.
The Civil Society Facility South (CSF South) is an EU-funded regional programme launched in December 2012 with the aim of enhancing the effectiveness of EU cooperation with its Southern Mediterranean partners. It mainly aims at increasing the involvement of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and other non-state actors (NSAs) in sector policy dialogues at the level of partner countries by combining both national specificities and regional dynamics.