Arab Renaissance for Democracy and Development

Arab Renaissance for Democracy and Development

Center for Renaissance

The Nahda is a participatory process of constructive collaboration toward a brighter, more democratic future for the Arab world; the Center for Renaissance is its vessel.

The Center for Renaissance combines the ideas and insights of experts and actors from the varying fields of academia, Civil Society and private enterprise to strengthen practical dialogue on the following core themes:

Alone, one Civil Society organization, academic organization or activist group can struggle to influence policy and instigate positive change on such complicated political issues. Together, however, we form a leverage of knowledge, expertise and agency to tip the balance of influence and accomplish momentous shifts in dialogue through critical thinking and innovative solutions to change the course of unsatisfactory current efforts addressing pressing regional challenges. Through workshops and conferences we aim towards solutions to pressing questions such as:

  • What are the implications of the proposed ‘Deal of the Century’ for Palestinian refugees in the Arab region and how shall we collectively respond to the ensuing cuts in aid?
  • How do we best understand the role of women in violent extremism and how can Arab society engage women in countering it?
  • How do we overcome the geopolitical and economic constraints of legal empowerment provision in the Arab region?

Contact us to learn more

If you are as passionate about positive change and you would like to take part in shaping the future of the Arab world through open dialogue, critical thinking and innovative solutions we would be interested in hearing from you. You are not required to be a well-established authority on a subject matter or a member of an organization; sometimes it is the input of visionaries and thinkers far removed from opportunities for esteemed dialogue who hold those experiences and outlooks which can shed new light on heavily deliberated, long-standing questions. Youthful or retired, male or female, Muslim, Christian or Jew, we want your input!

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