As part of its Civic Education Project - PASSIA presents a Seminar on

Civics, Governance & Community Development

March 5, 2006 - March 9, 2006
Best Eastern Hotel in Ramallah

Speakers

These people wil speak for you, so listen carefully!

Event Agenda

05 03 2006
9:15 a.m. - 10 a.m.

Welcoming Address / Opening Remarksm

Dr. Mahdi Abdul Hadi, Head of PASSIA, Jerusalem -

Welcoming Address / Opening Remarksm
10 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Governance and Civil Society

Dr. Ali Jarbawi, Professor of Political Science, Birzeit University -

Governance and Civil Society
11:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Break

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Break
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Role of Local Government

Dr. Ali Jarbawi -

Role of Local Government
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Lunch

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Lunch
1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Assessing community needs and assets (social and economic dimensions of the community, SWOT Analysis)

Luna Shamieh, Lecturer, Birzeit University -

Assessing community needs and assets (social and economic dimensions of the community, SWOT Analysis)
06 03 2006
9:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Priority setting and tactical planning (stakeholders and self-interests within a community)

Luna Shamieh -

Priority setting and tactical planning (stakeholders and self-interests within a community)
10:45 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Break

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Break
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Community-based Development Principles and Concepts / Citizen Power, Participation and Influence

Dr. Kenneth Ellison, Senior Associate, Governance/Institutional Development; ARD, Inc -

Community-based Development Principles and Concepts / Citizen Power, Participation and Influence
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Lunch

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Lunch
1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Political empowerment of community-based organizations in development / Community interaction with local, regional, and national governments

Dr. Kenneth Ellison -

Political empowerment of community-based organizations in development / Community interaction with local, regional, and national governments
07 03 2006
9:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Promoting Interest in Community Issues (media relations and advocacy)

Rami Khouri, Editor-at-Large, The Daily Star, Beirut -

Promoting Interest in Community Issues (media relations and advocacy)
10:45 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Break

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Break
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Getting Issues on the Public Agenda

Rami Khouri -

Getting Issues on the Public Agenda
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Lunch

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Lunch
1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Exercises

Rami Khouri -

Exercises
08 03 2006
9:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Participants’ Assignments

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Participants’ Assignments
10:45 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Break

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Break
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Design, Management and Evaluation of Community-based Projects

Luna Shamieh -

Design, Management and Evaluation of Community-based Projects
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Lunch`

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Lunch`
1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Design, Management and Evaluation of Community-based Projects, contd.

Luna Shamieh -

Design, Management and Evaluation of Community-based Projects, contd.
09 03 2006
9:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Case Studies

Isam Akel, Director, Planning and Democratic Governance, CHF International -

Case Studies
10:45 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Break

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Break
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Case Studies, contd.

Isam Akel -

Case Studies, contd.
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Lunch

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Lunch
1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Final Discussion and Wrap up

Dr. Mahdi Abdul Hadi -

Final Discussion and Wrap up