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CAPACITY BUILDING

GCC Civil Society Conference 2011

On May 22-25 2011, Bridging the Gulf Foundation held its annual conference in Brussels. These meetings are imperative to the effectiveness and capacity building of civil society in the GCC region. This session was graced with the presence of participants from official EU structures and institutions; CSOs as well as NGOs settled in Brussels or involved in activities in the Gulf region; and it strenghtened the relationship between these groups which all together form part of the Briding the Gulf network. The conference was divided into a series of meetings intended to provide empowerment through knowledge sharing, and useful for civil society activities and human rights education. ‘Cooperation' was a key theme running through all of these meetings and the session was interactive as participants engaged in constructive dialogue, making recommendations for improved performance.


For the full report, please contact Bridging the Gulf Foundation at: bridgingthegulf@nhc.nl

 

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Rights Mechanisms of the United Nations: Geneva, Switzerland January 2011

The program was organized jointly with the Geneva institute for Human rights, in the frame of building their capacities. A group of activists and civil society leaders from the Gulf States could participate in monitoring the UPR review of Oman. Participants were introduced to the process in an analytic way; to be aware and follow up on the recommendations made by their respective countries; to monitor implementation at their local level.

 

For the full report, please contact Bridging the Gulf Foundation at: bridgingthegulf@nhc.nl

 

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Bridging the Gulf Foundation winter school on human rights education 2010

Bridging the Gulf Foundation for Human Security in the Gulf region organised its yearly winter school this year in Kuwait in the frame of extending its capacity building objectives fostering outreach and interaction among the network members creating a peer to peer learning process. This is the second winter school organised so far by Bridging the Gulf foundation besides different networking gatherings. This year the sessions were organised in close cooperation with Al Salam centre for strategic studies in Kuwait under the lead of Dr. Ghanim Al Najjar. The ‘school' is a study gathering on civil society building and strengthening, human rights education and promotion. Creating an interactive safe space where individuals and structures with a diversity of backgrounds can learn from respectively experiences. During the sessions and at the closing of each session a live debate is meant to give the floor to participants to reflect on the topic analysed, giving their evaluation appreciations but also criticism.

 

For the full report, please contact Bridging the Gulf Foundation at: bridgingthegulf@nhc.nl

 

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GCC Civil Society Conference 2010

During this particular visit to Brussels, the participants' focus was on the strengthening of internal relationship and team building but also to build the capacities of the participants regarding who is who at EU level from official EU structures and institutions to CSOs and NGOs settled in Brussels. Enabling the participant to develop contacts, be more involved and open to the world, understanding how major NGO's, civil society structures, international institutions as the EU do function: mechanisms, goals, policy, achievements, foreign policy, etc.

 

For the full report, please contact Bridging the Gulf Foundation at: bridgingthegulf@nhc.nl

 

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GCC Civil Society Conference 2009

In the frame of its capacity building activities Bridging the Gulf foundation organised its yearly autumn school. The school was held in the Hague in the Netherlands on October 5th- 8th, the 2009. This ‘school', a study meeting, on civil society building and human rights promotion was the first in its genre, designed to foster the interaction of participants with each other, strengthening network forming but also building their capacities in the field of civil society empowerment. The meeting was not primarily a scholarly, academic event, but intended to provide knowledge and ideas that are useful to persons involved or interested in civil society building and human rights promotion in the Gulf region on an inclusive and constructive manner.

 

For the full report, please contact Bridging the Gulf Foundation at: bridgingthegulf@nhc.nl

 

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GCC Civil Society Conference 2008

The programme for the "Gulf Cooperation Council Civil Society Brussels Conference" was primarily aiming at introducing the civil society leaders and activists to the European institutions, structures, officials, representatives and diplomats from the EU parliament Permanent representation, international NGOs settled in Brussels as well as international structures settled in the Hague. The capacity building and outreach trip was a major milestone in the launch of the network, but also in the field of strengthening participant's lobby skills.

 

For the full report, please contact Bridging the Gulf Foundation at: bridgingthegulf@nhc.nl


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