22 January 2024
Join us for a week of Lebanon-themed events in London to recognise the significant work of the IGP’s Prosperity Co-Laboratory for Lebanon (PROCOL Lebanon) initiative which is a collaborative network of academics, citizens, entrepreneurs and other stakeholders interested in improving quality of life in Lebanon.
Dates: 18 - 22 March 2024
The theme of the week is ‘The politics of decolonial investigations and the ethics of solidarity’ and will bring together academics, thinkers, citizen scientists and innovators to explore the kinds of ethical forms of knowledge production and social solidarity that must drive action towards better social, economic and environmental futures, that challenge colonial structures of domination and global epistemic injustice.
We will also be discussing the key challenges and opportunities for developing a Green New Deal for Lebanon and the MENA region. The imminent threats of climate change call for a swift and comprehensive approach that combines sustainable economic development, decolonial politics, and ecological responsibility for a more equitable and resilient future for the region.
“The politics of decolonial investigations and the ethics of solidarity” Workshop
Tuesday, 19 March, 9am - 12pm
B02 Chandler House, UCL
2 Wakefield Street
London WC1N 1PF
This event will be followed by an opening reception at the art exhibition "Mazen Kerbaj x Jana Traboulsi : Visual Diaries of Solidarity with Gaza" curated by Mona Hallak and Mayssa Jallad.
How to fast forward impact through volunteering: Perspectives from Lebanon and the UK
Tuesday 19 March, 6 - 8.30pm
The Orchard, Level 8, 1 Great Cumberland Place, London, W1H 7AL
Hear from Selin Yigitbasi-Ducker, founder of Goodsted, and Ali Omar Ali, founder of NGO Lebanese Spotlight, in our in-person talk and networking event about delivering social impact through volunteering and how to measure impact, at the beautiful venue of The Orchard in Marble Arch. The event will be accompanied by a buffet reception and drinks.
“Green New Deal for Lebanon and MENA: A Transformative Approach” Workshop
Wednesday, 20 March, 9am - 1.30pm
Institute for Advanced Studies (IAS) Forum (room G17)
South Wing, Wilkins Building, UCL
London WC1E 6BT
"Building democracy and accountability through labour movements in Lebanon"
Lecture by Anne-Kirstine Rønn, Postdoctoral Fellow at LSE Middle East Centre
Thursday 21 March, 4.30-6pm
G29 JZ Young Lecture Theatre
UCL Anatomy Building
London WC1E 6BT
Art exhibition 'Don't Stop Drawing: Visual Diaries of Solidarity with Gaza'
From 12pm on Tuesday 19th March - 4pm on Saturday, 23rd March
P21 Gallery, 21-27 Chalton St, London NW1 1JD
For more information about our work in Lebanon, please find relevant papers and resources published by our PROCOL Lebanon team and citizen scientists in the region listed here below:
Article: IGP Director shares her thoughts on the outcome of COP28, Henrietta L. Moore, December 2023
Blog: Research and Motherhood in the Context of Genocide: Challenges and Resilience, Nawal Hamad, December 2023
Blog: From struggles to strengths: Building a prosperous future for Lebanon and beyond, Sam Tamayo, November 2023
Blog: The search for the good life and prosperity in an unstable context, Dareen Sayyad, November 2023
Blog: Creating Synergy Between Research and Policymaking in Lebanon, Balsam Gharib, October 2023
Blog: Gender, space and the good life in Ramallah in October 2023, Reema Shbita, October 2023
Chapter: The colonial-post-colonial continuum, Social protection in Sub-Saharan Africa: A whole-systems approach to prosperity, Henrietta L. Moore and Alexandra Boothroyd
Blog: Financial inclusion policies in Palestine between exclusion and enslavement, Dareen Sayyad and Reema Shbeeta, September 2023
Paper: The Politics of International Assistance in Lebanon: An Evaluation of the IMF's Loan Conditions as a Pathway to Inclusive Growth, Balsam Gharib, Nikolay Mintchev, Mayssa Jallad and Mariam Daher, August 2023
Blog: How Can Citizen Science Help us Research the Intersection of Climate Change and Public Health?, Mayssa Jallad, August 2023
Blog: Repatriating Syrian Refugees Will Not Help Lebanon Solve Its Crises, Rahaf Zaher, June 2023
Blog: Debunking the Myth of ‘Selling State Assets as the Only Solution’ for Lebanon’s Collapsing Banking Sector, Balsam Gharib, May 2023
Blog: Navigating the certainty of uncertainty, Eva Lamorgese, March 2023
Blog: Financial Recovery in Lebanon: Power to the Rich or a Pathway to Prosperity?, Balsam Gharib, December 2022
Blog: Drowning Pakistan, Sumrin Kalia, November 2022
Paper: Assessing vulnerabilities for urban recovery solutions in Beirut post-explosion: The case of Mar Mikhael neighbourhood, Pietrostefani, Elisabetta; Dabaj, Joana; Sleiman, Yara; Jallad, Mayssa; Maassarani, Sara; Charalambous, Efrosini; (2022)
Paper: A pilot Citizens' Assembly on Electricity and Energy Justice in Hamra, Lebanon, Ala’a Shehabi, Muzna Al-Masri, Jessica Obeid, Marc Ayoub, Mayssa Jallad and Mariam Daher, 2021
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