THE BERLIN MOOT – A conference pioneering new approaches to peace: 17-18 April in Berlin

THE BERLIN MOOT: A peace conference on 17-18 April

OVERVIEW

Our work in the Middle East and North Africa

A regional overview

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Our projects aim at supporting actors and institutions as well as efforts to overcome political and societal divisions through inclusive dialogue processes and consensus-building.


Destructive cycles of exclusion, violence and war have created deep insecurity in the Middle East and North Africa region, exacerbating pressure on the social fabric and fragile political institutions. Extremist groups are exploiting internal divisions to gain ground.

Yet there are numerous voices calling for dialogue, inclusive institutions and locally led approaches to address root causes of violent conflict and radicalisation.

Against this background, our projects aim at supporting these actors and institutions as well as efforts to overcome political and societal divisions through inclusive dialogue processes and consensus-building.

Our work in the region focuses on the following thematic areas:

  • Supporting inclusive dialogue formats to strengthen peace and transition processes in the region through mediation and consensus-building support with political parties, armed groups and other conflict stakeholders
  • Working with local institutions, religious authorities, academics and youth to contribute to locally-led efforts to strengthen tolerance, pluralism and moderation based on legitimacy and credibility vis-à-vis the rise of extremist discourses
  • Supporting the establishment of inclusive governance structures at national and local level

Current projects

Past projects

 

 

Team lead

Oliver Wils
Head of Department, MENA
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Team members

Christian Gülisch
Dalia Barsoum
Sonja Neuweiler
Feras Kheirallah
Ali Saif Hassan
Heidi Huuhtanen
Joshua Rogers
Samah Altaher
Ronja Birk
Calum Humphreys
Katharina Jautz
Rasha Nagi
Kenza Rady
Nora Rathje
Nike Löble
Talal Zeidan
Jan Deeg
Nadine Francis-Pohle
Hassan Mais
Mohammed Moneim
Maria El Sammak
Ali Anan
Lara Azzam
Sabah Al Nakouzi

 


Media contact

Florian Lüdtke
Media and Communications Manager
+49 (0) 177 7052758
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