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Role of Civil Society in the Arab Revolution

The Center for Peacebuilding and Development was pleased to host a panel discussion with members from the Arab NGO Network for Development Delegation on the role of civil society in the Arab Revolution as part of its summer 2012 Peacebuilding and Development Institute. The panel took place on the afternoon of Wednesday, May 16 in the EQB lounge. The Arab NGO Network for Development (ANND) is a regional network operating in 11 Arab countries with 7 national networks and 23 NGO members. ANND’s work focuses on economic and social policies and rights in the Arab region. The delegation included ANND members and partners from 11 Arab countries including: Egypt, Tunisia, Palestine, Lebanon, Jordan, Morocco, Syria, Bahrain, Yemen, Sudan, and Iraq. In a lively discussion moderated by SIS Master's Candidate Claire Jabbour, delegates spoke on their own roles in the revolutions in Egypt, Tunisia, Jordan, and Bahrain. The panel was an excellent way for PDI participants and the community to interface with the panelists and hear about their experience during the Arab Spring, and hopefully is just the beginning of further cooperation between CPD and ANND.

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