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As part of its Civic Education Project

PASSIA presents a Seminar on

Civics, Governance & Community Development

5-9 March 2006

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Lecture Program


Day One: 5 March 2006



9:15-10:00         Welcoming Address/Opening Remarks

                        Dr. Mahdi Abdul Hadi, Head of PASSIA, Jerusalem



10.00-11.15       Governance and Civil Society

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



11:15-11:30       Break



11:30-12:30       Role of Local Government

                        Dr. Ali Jarbawi



12:30-13:30       Lunch



13:30-15:30      Assessing community needs and assets (social and economic dimensions of the community, SWOT Analysis)

                       Luna Shamieh, Lecturer, Birzeit University





Day Two: 6 March 2006



9:15-10:45        Priority setting and tactical planning (stakeholders and self-interests within a community)

                       Luna Shamieh


10:45-11:00       Break



11:00-12:30      Community-based Development Principles and Concepts / Citizen Power, Participation and Influence

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



12:30-13:30       Lunch



13:30-15:30      Political empowerment of community-based organizations in development / Community interaction with local, regional, and national governments

                       Dr. Kenneth Ellison




Day Three: 7 March 2006



9:15-10:45        Promoting Interest in Community Issues (media relations and advocacy)

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



10:45-11:00      Break



11:00-12:30      Getting Issues on the Public Agenda

                       Rami Khouri



12:30-13:30      Lunch



13:30-15:30      Exercises

                       Rami Khouri





Day Four: 8 March 2006



9:15-10:45       Participants’ Assignments



10:45-11:00      Break



11:00-12:30      Design, Management and Evaluation of Community-based Projects

                       Luna Shamieh



12:30-13:30      Lunch



13:30-15:30      Design, Management and Evaluation of Community-based Projects, contd.

                       Luna Shamieh







Day Five: 9 March 2006



9:15-10:45        Case Studies

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



10:45-11:00       Break



11:00-12:30       Case Studies, contd.

                        Isam Akel



12:30-13:30       Lunch



13:30-15:00       Final Discussion and Wrap up

                        Dr. Mahdi Abdul Hadi




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