Debate Training for Tajaawob’s Local Committees

 Debate Training for Tajaawob’s Local Committees


Palestinian Vision Organization (PalVision), under the Tajaawob program in partnership with British Council and Coalition for Integrity and Accountability “AMAN” and funded by Department for International Development (DFID), held a training on debates as part of the program’s approach to build the capacities of the participants, which will help them impalement their advocacy campaigns that address the needs and priorities of local committees and reinforce the concept of social accountability.


The local committees were trained on debating skills and were introduced to the basic concepts of debates, its mechanism, and how to build a debating team in addition to participating in practical debates that imitate actual models of debates.


The training targeted representatives from the local committees of Tajaawob with participation of around 40 female and male participants from south, center, and north of Palestine. Tajaawob aims to enable the participants to carry on successful implementation of their advocacy and lobbying campaigns in the areas where they live.


Alaa Saffouri, Tajaawob’s Coordinator, said: “These capacity building trainings are some of the most important experiences that develop the participants’ skills in different themes. The trainings enable the local committees to improve their analytical and critical thinking skills in a way that will assist them in implementing their advocacy campaigns targeting various decision-makers.”


The local committees under the Tajaawob program are from: Azzoun, Hableh, Qalqiliya City in the Governorate of Qalqiliya, Um Salamona in the Governorate of Bethlehem, Furush Beit Dajan in the Jordan Valley area (Aghwar), Jerusalem, in addition to an active committee in Khuza’a, Gaza. The local committees implemented several advocacy and lobbying campaigns targeting Palestinian Ministries and decision-makers, and there are several campaigns being implemented during this period.



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