A training course held in Tunisia from January 28 to 31, on “Environmental Challenges in the Mediterranean and the role of civil society”. at the initiative of the Regional Programme “Med dialogue for rights and equality”. The training brought together about thirty participants from North Africa and the Middle East (Libya, Algeria, Egypt, Mauritania, Morocco, Tunisia, Syria, Palestine and Lebanon).
The four-day programme aimed to facilitate the development of regional networks and cooperation channels, the strengthening of actors’ capacities and the implementation of concrete actions on the ground to better fight against climate change.
Besides, Participants visited some local structures specialised in environmental conservation so as to combine theory and practice including a visit to the premises of Tunisie Recyclage, an association that helps the inhabitants of the northern district of Tunis to sort and recycle waste. The field visits helped them to better understand how they operate and to become immersed in the projects that these organisations carry out.
All these experiences should help to implement a common action in the different countries represented. The work will be carried out under the technical supervision of the “Med Dialogue for Rights and Equality”.
This technical assistance programme which is financed by the European Union will be carried out over four years (2019-2020) in the Mediterranean countries. This programme works to strengthen the capacities of civil society organisations in the social area, particularly in the area of sustainable development.