An Alternative Approach to Development - Workshop

Alternative Beirut and Jibal offer a two-day workshop directed at donor organisations, development aid workers. The workshop seeks to provide a space to critically reflect on development and aid work, while giving an alternative and holistic approach to history and politics in Lebanon, avoiding the dangers of single story narratives. The workshop is multidisciplinary and takes into consideration history, society, development, socio-culture, geography, and economy. 

Registration costs 200USD (discount for collective registrations) and is compulsory through this form:


الأهداف العامة: 
Learning Objectives A change in perspective to the understanding of the context and politics of Lebanon, through a multidisciplinary approach considering: history, geopolitics, class struggles, sectarianism, and economy. The aim is to bring more critical thinking to the understanding of local social dynamics; Exploring topics of stereotypes, prejudices, and privileges; Acquire tools for thinking about our roles and interventions in a more equitable manner. Acquire tools for mapping society’s actors and placing oneself
Day 1 Agenda 9.30 Meeting in front of the Syriac Catholic Patriarchate - walk through Beirut 11.30 Coffee break 12.30 Snack break and start of the stakeholder mapping exercise - continuation of the walk 14: end of the walk - moving to a coffee place (transportation provided) 14.30 Lunch 15.30 Debrief discussion 16.30 (max) end Day 2 Agenda 9.30 Welcome 9.45 - 11.15 My own story of working in Development 11.15 - 11.30 Break 11.30 - 12.30 Questions Interview Development Aid 12.30 - 13.15 The danger of the single story 13.15 - 14.15 Lunch Break 14.15 - 15.30 Reflection around specific situations 15.30 - 15.45 Break 15.45 - 16.30 How can I act? What can I change? 16.30 - 17 Closing and Evaluation
تاريخ البداية
أربعاء, 27/09/2023 - 9:30am to خميس, 28/09/2023 - 4:30pm
حالة المشروع
2 Days
قطاع(ات) التدخل:
التدريب وبناء القدرات
مكان المشروع:
Beirut , Beirut
Beirut LB
تعاون مع منظمات أخرى
Alternative Beirut