Thursday, June 25, 2009

Event Announcement: The Role of Faith Based Organizations in Influencing and Shaping Social Policies in Lebanon

Center for Research and Training for Development Association has the pleasure to invite you to an interactive discussion seminar on “The Role of Faith Based Organizations (FBOs) in Influencing and Shaping Social Policies in Lebanon.” The seminar will take place on Friday 26 June from 10:00 am to 14:00 pm at the YWCA premises in Ain el Mreisseh.

The purpose of this seminar is to share with guests and participants the initial results of the field research which was undertaken by CRTD.A with the support of IDRC (Middle East Good Governance Fund). Through this action research, CRTD.A undertook an exploration of the role played by FBOs (especially those involved in health and education) in an attempt to gain an understanding and develop an in-depth analysis of the role and influence of FBOs on processes of social policies making especially in relation to their understanding and practice of citizenship, gender equality and good governance.

This action research used a qualitative research methodology and evolved around 12 case studies drawn from the most prominent FBOs representing the major religious confession of Lebanon.

During the proposed interactive seminar, CRTD.A will share the methodology and findings of the study and its implications, the topography of the mapping studies of FBOs in Lebanon as well as the legal framework of FBOs and their operation in Lebanon.

As indicated above, the findings relate to the 12 case studies of FBOs who have graciously and wholeheartedly agreed to take part in this research.
Further information can be found here.

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