Last weekend marked the start of a new cycle of the Future Leaders project for political activists from the Middle East and North Africa. More than 30 participants from Morocco, Tunisia, the Palestinian Territories, Lebanon and Jordan came to Amman for an intensive 3-day training in social democracy, campaigning, political communication and debating.
The opening of the training and two participants present their action plan for a campaign event.
With this training, we are investing in a new generation of politicians. With the skills they gain, participants can strengthen their party and thereby improve democracy in their country. For the first time, alumni of the programme were also present as trainers. Khaoula Hamid (PSU, Morocco) and Mohamed Jenhani (Ettakatol, Tunisia) have been trained as trainers and were now able to share their experiences. They were supported by Rachel Holland (UK Labour) and Jamila Aanzi (FMS).
Regional trainers Khaoula and Mohamed in action.
Practising an interview and debate where participants discuss topics from different ideological viewpoints.
The Future Leaders project is a collaboration the European Forum for Democracy and Solidarity, the UK Labour Party and the Max van der Stoel Foundation and was this time supported locally by the Al Sindyan Institute. For the next three years, we will organise these trainings, after which a select group of participants will be trained to become trainers themselves.