Middle East & Africa

The Middle East and Africa are dynamic regions with young populations, complex structures and a lot of resilience and innovation. We support people and organisations in these regions in navigating this complexity. Examples of our work in the Middle East and Africa can be found below.
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Our Stories of Change – Writeshop Workshop in Lebanon

Our Stories of Change – Writeshop Workshop in Lebanon

We partnered with the Knowledge Workshop, a lebanese feminist organisation, to facilitate a writeshop workshop in Lebanon for women and transpeople.
The intention of the writeshop was to amplify the role of women and transpeople in shaping personal and collective changes.
KW and Perspectivity in collaboration with the participants will be working together to publish the stories written in the near future.

The Arab Spring’s complexity

The Arab Spring’s complexity

Last December, it was ten years since Tunisian street vendor Mohamed Bouazizi set himself on fire, which sparked a series of revolutions across the MENA region. Looking back at the developments in the last decade, it might be tempting to take stock of the current situation and to conclude that the ‘Arab Spring’ has failed. But it would be unfair and unwise to do so.

Lunch interviews about the Middle East

Lunch interviews about the Middle East

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) is a complex region: more than 500 million people, twenty different countries, a rich cultural, economic and intellectual history, the cradle of all three monotheistic religions, and a strategic location in and next to three...

Podcasts about the Middle East

Podcasts about the Middle East

Curious about stories on the complexity of the Middle East and North Africa? Sign up for the lunch interviews or subscribe to the podcast!

Evaluation at a distance with YMCA in Togo

Evaluation at a distance with YMCA in Togo

In 2017, Y Care International and YMCA Togo launched a project called ‘Inspiring the new generation of entrepreneurs in Togo’. The project aims to contribute to improve the living conditions of vulnerable youth in three slums of Lomé, namely Katanga, Gbétsogbé and...

Joint proposal building and strengthening ownership online

Joint proposal building and strengthening ownership online

Just Future 4-day international workshop Over the summer Cordaid asked Perspectivity if we could facilitate a multi-stakeholder workshop for the Just Future Alliance. Purpose: to elaborate the strategic partnership proposal for the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs...

Sensemaking in WASH initiatives with RVO in Kenya and Ghana

Sensemaking in WASH initiatives with RVO in Kenya and Ghana

RVO, the Dutch Enterprise Agency (Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland), stimulates entrepreneurs in sustainable, agricultural, innovative and international business. They initiated a 'sense-making' pilot to learn how to use stories to deepen their understanding of...

NWO researchers learn how to write stories of change

NWO researchers learn how to write stories of change

  Tailor-made workshop on how to write and share stories of change Participants: Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) researchers in Jordan Client: NWO-WOTRO A Happy Early Marriage “I am Siham and I live in a village near Irbid. I come from Syria and...

Exploring abundance on Afrikadag

Exploring abundance on Afrikadag

What if we had plenty of capacities and resources to realise a future we want? That was the central question during two consecutive workshops hosted by Partos and facilitated by Perspectivity during Afrikadag 2018, a yearly event organised by the Max van der...

Can I hear you? Activism for Peace and Security in Libya

Can I hear you? Activism for Peace and Security in Libya

Imagine you are an activist and want to contribute to peace in your country Libya: what do you do when you sit in a room full of people who want to achieve the same but have different opinions about how to get there? Perspectivity was requested to facilitate a...

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