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Promoting Sustainable and Equitable Partnerships with the MENA Region


14:00 - 16:00

Organiser: Fariba Moghaddam (HES-SO Valais - Switzerland)

Workshop Fariba Moghaddam


The aim of this workshop is to facilitate a robust exchange of ideas and discussions centered around promoting sustainable and equitable partnerships with the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. The workshop seeks to identify innovative strategies, challenges, and opportunities for fostering mutually beneficial collaborations that prioritize sustainability and equity.

Workshop Structure:

1. Introduction to Sustainable Partnership:

Overview of the importance of sustainable and equitable partnerships in the context of international relations and development.

2. Understanding the MENA Region:

Brief overview of the socio-economic and political landscape of the MENA region.

3. Challenges and Opportunities:

Discussion on the region's strengths, weaknesses, challenges, and opportunities for collaboration.
Case studies showcasing successful partnership models and lessons learned.

4. Networking and Collaboration Opportunities:

Networking session to facilitate connections and collaboration among workshop participants.
Platform for sharing resources, expertise, and best practices for ongoing partnership initiatives.

Expected Outcomes:

Increased understanding of the importance of sustainable and equitable partnerships in the MENA region.
Identification of key challenges and opportunities for collaboration.
Establishment of new connections and collaboration opportunities among stakeholders.


The workshop aims to serve as a platform for fostering dialogue, collaboration, and action towards building sustainable and equitable partnerships with the MENA region. By harnessing the collective expertise and resources of diverse stakeholders, we aspire to contribute to the advancement of mutual understanding, prosperity, and well-being in the region and beyond.

Please register for the workshop at least 5 days before the workshop starts.


Time corresponds to CEST

The link to participate in the online workshop will be communicated to the registered participants shortly before the workshop
Languages: English