15 December 2012 - 30 September 2014


About the Project:

TATWEER is a project that aims at building skills and abilities of young potential leaders in marginalized areas, such as refugee camps and the surrounding areas, towards democratization processes, expansion of political and social participation of youth and women, and providing young leaders with safe and responsive platforms to act towards achieving the following goals:

  1. Empower official governance institutions at refugee camps, such as the popular committees and the Refugees Executive Office, in order to improve their legitimacy.
  2.  Encourage participation in decision-making processes, especially by women and the younger generation.
  3.  Widen the coordination between refugee camps and municipal councils in the surrounding areas in order to ease access to public services for refugees.

Project Activities:   

  • Deep Analysis and Needs Assessment Process: This process aims at engaging in deep analysis for socio-cultural and political performance in the targeted areas and it leads for developing practical vision and strategic directions for local development on a needs-based approach.

  • Participatory Planning Process: This process aims at developing participatory action plans by involving community based organizations, especially women centers, youth organizations and social activists. Thus, enhancing the local associations’ abilities to take an active role in the decision making process.
  • Coordination Meetings: These meetings are between local associations in the camps and municipal councils in order to improve the responsiveness of the municipalities to the needs of refugees and marginalized groups.
  • Public Meeting Series: These public meeting series aims at highlighting specific issues that are related to the daily life for Refugees and their surroundings.
  • Initiatives Funding: As part of REFORM's vision, related to the creation of opportunity along with knowledge and capacity building, REFORM will be funding six initiatives that will be identified on a needs based approach.