The workshop is offered by EcoPeace’s Program for Water Security to connect EcoPeace’s experience in the Middle East with the capacity building needs of civil society organizations coping with conflict, poor governance and water insecurity worldwide. Through the Program for Water Security, which is supported by the Robert Bosch Stiftung, EcoPeace seeks to create long-term partnerships with civil society organizations worldwide and create a global network of environmental peacebuilders.
The workshop will gather representatives of civil society organizations involved in conflict resolution and/or environmental challenges to discuss the role civil society can play in promoting peace and fostering environmental cooperation. The workshop will create opportunities for an exchange of experiences and capacity building – providing tools, technical advice and training to support strategic planning, political advocacy and grassroots activities that employ EcoPeace’s unique methodology. It will allow participants to gain a deeper understanding of the complexities and best practices of environmental peacebuilding with a special focus on fostering dialogue and cooperation on the protection, equitable and sustainable use of water and environmental resources.
The workshop will take place in Jordan on December 10-15 (five days), followed by an optional 1-2-day trip to Israel and Palestine.
The workshop is designed for representatives of civil society organizations living and/or working in conflict areas affected by water insecurity, as well as policymakers, local leaders, and representatives of academia, think tanks, development agencies and foundations. Given the global character of the workshop, candidates from Jordan, Israel and Palestine will not be eligible. Participants will be selected based on their current roles, work experience and interest in environmental peacebuilding.
The workshop will be hosted at the SHE EcoPark in the Jordan Valley, in Jordan. Accommodation will be in shared cabins. A set fee of US$ 2,000 will cover direct costs for the 5 days in Jordan, including accommodation at SHE, meals, local transport and site visits, and excluding the optional two-day trip to Israel and Palestine. Participants will need to cover their own travel costs to the region, visa fees, and health insurance. Civil society organizations from conflict areas may be eligible for financial support.
Only civil society organizations are eligible to apply for financial support to cover partial or full costs of attending the workshop.
[This description was extracted from ecopeaceme.org]