Within the Surviving2Thriving programme Clingendael Academy assists non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in improving the living conditions of refugees and host communities in Lebanon.
Five million Syrians have left their homes and await the end of the conflict in other countries. Host communities in the region are having a hard time living up to the task of hosting millions of refugees. International donor and aid organisations relieve the pressure on host countries by providing in basic human needs. But the risk these aid organisations are facing is that tensions between refugees and other (marginalised) groups in society unintentionally increase. That is why charitable organisations have an increasing demand for back-up capacity on knowledge and training.
Participants to this project are currently being identified. We assess their specific needs, so we make sure that the training curricula are designed in a way that benefits them the most.
Humanitarian Negotiations Training in Beirut with Terre des Hommes and local partner Nabaa (2 August 2017).
While we conduct the newly designed training, the research programme will focus on coping mechanisms. Which coping mechanisms of host communities in Lebanon and Jordan are productive? These insights will be translated into training.
A central element of the Surviving2Thriving programme is an (online) platform for civil society actors, humanitarian aid workers, donor countries and experts to exchange experience in this field. Conclusions on bottlenecks and lacking capacities can directly be linked to each training curriculum.
This programme is financed by the Nederlandse Postcode Loterij and is a follow-up to a training project in 2016 for NGOs in Mali.