Experts meetings and Workshops
Workshops series on the roots and impact of the Syrian crisis, conducted before the report launch
Workshop on Social Pillar
A number of experts have met in the 28th of August 2012 at the Syrian Center for Policy Research to discuss the social pillar of the crisis. This meeting was a part of the “technical phase” for the “Syrian Crisis: Alternative Solutions” project. This phase intended to engage several experts in a dialogue about the crisis roots and impact in order to come up with mutual vision and alternatives to overcome the crisis. This meeting aimed to identify and analyze the social factors underlying the crisis, in addition to measure the crisis impact on the national social indicators. The outcomes of this meeting could be used to reach the optimal alternative to overcome the crisis taking into consideration the current and desired future of the Syrian society.
At the beginning, the SCPR was introduced in terms of motivations, objectives, team work, legal status, finance and funding, and the mechanism through which SCPR maintain its independency. Thereafter, the “Crisis in Syria: Alternative Solutions” project was presented as a national, participatory, and independent project aiming to build and evaluate alternatives to overcome the current crisis in Syria. Additionally, social roots and impact of the crisis was presented, followed by two other presentations prepared by the participants; the first one focused on the social roots of the crisis and presented by Jad Al Kareem Jebai, and the second one presented by Sawsan Zakzak about the women empowerment in Syria. All participants provided valuable comments and suggestions.