Capacity Building Seminar in Ramallah

In early February, a group of 45 Palestinian young leaders took part in a two-day capacity building seminar Ramallah. The seminar provided the participants with detailed knowledge of the conflict and a toolkit to promote the two-state solution. 

On the first day of the seminar, the group met with Nidal Foqaha, The Palestinian Director General of the Geneva Initiative, and discussed recent political developments in Palestine, Israel and the region and their impact on the Middle East Peace Process. Foqaha also spoke about youth involvement in the political and democratic process and identified some of the tools young Palestinians like themselves can use, like campaigning and advocacy.  
The seminar also included workshops and training sessions led by Bashar Farashat, an experienced project coordinator and trainer. These were designed to equip the young leaders with skills and tools they need for effective participation in the Palestinian political and social arenas, and to encourage them to promote peace within their respective circles of influence.
This seminar was made possible through the generous support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development.