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Masarat Center to Launch First Training Course of Program of “Civil and Democratic Participation of Palestinian Youth 2020”

Ramallah-Palestine-Photo of participants in the training course of strategic thinking with the programme of “ Civil and Democratic Participation of Palestinian Youth 2020” which was launched by Masarat Center in partnership with ActionAid Palestine

Developing Skills of Palestinian Youth of Strategic Thinking

Ramallah -West Bank -The Palestinian Center for Policy Research & Strategic Studies (MASARAT) launched the first training course of the program of “Civil and Democratic participation of Palestinian youth 2020” (CIV) which is implemented in partnership with ActionAid Palestine (AAP) and other local partners. Tens of trainees joined this training among  of 2000 applicants who applied for this training from West Bank and Gaza Strip via video conference.

The general director of MASARAT, Hani Al-Masri facilitated the opening session of the training which discussed the Palestinian Case from perspective of strategic thinking. He stressed the importance of the use of the tools of Strategic thinking and future studies in the Palestinian context to serve the Palestinian goals and interests.

The participants were divided into eight dialogue groups trying to answer three questions related to developments of the Palestinian case, its future developments and how it will achieve its goals.

The program aims to promote the different forms of civil and democratic participation strengthening communication between Palestinian communities. Youth will be provided with skills and tools so that they will be empowered to take initiatives and create changes.

The program will discuss the national Palestinian context and system, Zionism and system of Zionist dominance, strategic thinking, youth action, dynamics of power, change theory, public policies, preparing factsheets, advocacy plans and design and implementation of youth initiatives.

This training is the first of three other courses the center implements within this program during 2020 which includes two knowledge camps. There will be a youth conference at the end of the year highlighting the products of participants of the three training courses.    

Background Information


ActionAid is ActionAid is a global federation working for a world free from poverty and injustice. It is a leading international charity working in over 45 countries. We work with the poorest women and children in the world, changing their lives for good. Our local staff provide immediate, hands-on support to women and children living on the margins of survival. Together we demand action at local, national and international level. We don’t walk away until we’ve achieved lasting change.

ActionAid in Palestine (AAP) is a part of that federation which started its work in Palestine in 2007 to strengthen the resilience of Palestinian People as ActionAid believes that they should enjoy their rights to freedom, justice and self-determination. AAP implements a number of programs through its engagement with communities and women and youth groups seeking to empower them and enhance their influential civil and political participation to understand their rights and undertake collective activism to address the protracted rights violations resulting from the prolonged occupation of Palestine. AAP works simultaneously to enhance their leadership capacity and knowledge to practice their citizenship in holding authorities and other duty bearers to account.

For more information, please contact

Riham Jafari

Coordinator of Advocacy and Communication in Gaza Strip and West Bank


+972 (0) 595242890


+972 (0) (2) 22 13 137