Young Lebanese participate in a workshop on interfaith dialogue

July 16 Saturday


July 16 - 17, 2016


Batroun, Lebanon



On July 16 and 17, 2016 a workshop series on conflict resolution techniques has been implemented in the Lebanese town Batroun.

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The event, which has been organized by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in cooperation with the Lebanese NGO EDGE, was directed at young, socially engaged men and women aged 20 to 26.

The workshop series is taking place on two successive weekends, first in the north of Lebanon in Batroun, then in Baalbeck. Lebanon is a religiously, politically and socially diverse country, which has frequently led to conflicts between different societal subgroups. Therefore, the main objective of this project is to equip the socially engaged Lebanese youth with conflict resolution strategies, which they can apply in the course of their future engagement.

On July 16, the workshop series was inaugurated with speeches of Marwan Abdallah, co-founder of EDGE, and Hana Nasser, Administrative Director of the KAS office in Beirut. Both speakers emphasized the importance of peaceful conflict resolution strategies and praised the successful cooperation between EDGE and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation.

Subsequently, the workshop s, which were attended by eleven young men and women from diverse social, religious and political backgrounds, began. The program was led by Cynthia Nassif, a specialist in conflict resolution strategies, who is experienced with UN and NGO work. Over the course of the weekend she informed the participants about different conflict types, dialogue strategies and stress situations. Thanks to the practical focus of the workshops the participants had the opportunity to put their newly acquired knowledge directly into practice.

Considering the fruitful exchange of experiences and motivation of the participants, the weekend was a great success. The second part of the workshop series, which is going to take part in Baalbeck next weekend is thus awaited with anticipation.

Teilnehmerinnen und Teilnehmer des Workshops im Gespräch

Discussion between participants of the workshops

Eröffnung des Workshops

Opening session of the workshops

Contact person

Peter Rimmele

Resident Representative India

Peter Rimmele
Phone +91 11 26113520
Fax +91 11 45506836
Languages: Deutsch,‎ English,‎ Français,‎ Bahasa Indonesia

Hana Nasser

Administrative Director/Program Manager

Hana Nasser
Phone +961 (0)1 388 095/6
Languages: Deutsch,‎ Français,‎ English,‎ عربي