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Participatory Development in Practice: A Weekly Conversation Facilitated by HAF President Dr. Yossef Ben-Meir

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byYossef Ben-Meir
onJuly 20, 2020

Peoples’ participation in development is the most significant determinant of projects’ sustainability. Let’s learn about it together and participate as colleagues and give honest expression to the thoughts and ideas that we have. I feel bound to do my utmost to draw out from all participants their immeasurable understanding and capacities that are within each of us, and therein help further all of our growth opportunities.

Conversation Outline:

Week 1: July 22nd at 4pm GMT+1

  • Definitions of development (i.e., community, participatory, and sustainable)
  • Features of the Participatory Development Method, Morocco’s Chosen Pathway

Week 2: July 29th at 4pm GMT+1
  • Critical perspectives on participatory approaches

Week #3: August 5th at 4pm GMT+1
  • Self-reliance, Federalism, and Morocco’s Decentralization Roadmap and Charter

Week #4: August 12th at 4pm GMT+1
  • The Regional Integration Approach (Blocs) and South-South Unity

Week #5: August 19th at 4pm GMT+1
  • Feminisms: Global Theories and Actions

Week #6: August 26th at 4pm GMT+1
  • Ethnic Identities and Conflict Management
  • Multiculturalism as a Bridge for Dialogue and Development

Week #7: September 2nd at 4pm GMT+1
  • Education and Participatory Action Research
  • The Role of the Facilitator-Researcher in Sustainable Development

Week #8: September 9th at 4pm GMT+1
  • Successful Nature Conservation-Development Programs
  • Adaptive Civil Society Organizations and Scaling-Up Their Programs