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The regional meeting :

The regional meeting provides a unique opportunity to hear from NGOs leading initiatives for the city and to engage in discussions on the significant challenges facing cities in the southern Mediterranean region in the future. Over the course of these two days, various formats, such as panels, thematic Zoom sessions, artistic performances, interactive workshops, and informational sessions, will be offered.

We look forward to your participation in enriching the discussions during these two days of meetings and interactions.

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speakers

Youness Ajoutate 

Head of the Incubation Department - Bidaya
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Youness Ajoutate 

Head of the Incubation Department - Bidaya

Bochra Mensi

Support manager - Lab'ess
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Bochra Mensi

Support manager - Lab'ess

Bah Ould Boucheiba

General Secretary - ECODEV
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Bah Ould Boucheiba

General Secretary - ECODEV

Donia Ben Nasr

Innovation Support Manager - TCSE
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Donia Ben Nasr

Innovation Support Manager - TCSE

Ibtissem Kerdjani

Project Manager - Lab'ess
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Ibtissem Kerdjani

Project Manager - Lab'ess

Aya Hrout

Program director JYIF
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Aya Hrout

Program director JYIF

Rachid ABIDI

Director - Lab'ess
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Rachid ABIDI

Director - Lab'ess

Narjes Kittar

Project Manager - Lab'ess
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Narjes Kittar

Project Manager - Lab'ess

Raouf B. Hadj Khalifa

Support manager - Lab'ess
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Raouf B. Hadj Khalifa

Support manager - Lab'ess

Florence Priolet

Project Manager - AFD
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Florence Priolet

Project Manager - AFD

Selima Mechkene

Support manager - Lab'ess
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Selima Mechkene

Support manager - Lab'ess

Alioune Diakite

President - ACCEM
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Alioune Diakite

President - ACCEM

Dhouha Jourchi

Executive Director - ADO+
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Dhouha Jourchi

Executive Director - ADO+

Melina Chosson

Manager - Entrelacs
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Melina Chosson

Manager - Entrelacs

Diane LEMAIRE

Development Manager - Labess
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Diane LEMAIRE

Development Manager - Labess

Sarra MAKHLOUF

Project Manager - Lab'ess
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Sarra MAKHLOUF

Project Manager - Lab'ess

Nisrine Bouchefaa

Director - CISE
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Nisrine Bouchefaa

Director - CISE

Aka Nogbou

Project Manager - AMEEAS
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Aka Nogbou

Project Manager - AMEEAS

Nesrine Naghmouchi

Deputy Director - Vélorution Tunisie
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Nesrine Naghmouchi

Deputy Director - Vélorution Tunisie

Mohammed Fariji

Artistic Director - Atelier de l'Observatoire
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Mohammed Fariji

Artistic Director - Atelier de l'Observatoire

Mohamed Amine Hannaoui

Project Manager - Alouane Bladi
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Mohamed Amine Hannaoui

Project Manager - Alouane Bladi

Aziza Gannoune

Présidente - SEPANOUIR
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Aziza Gannoune

Présidente - SEPANOUIR

Balkis Ben Gaga

Support manager - Lab'ess
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Balkis Ben Gaga

Support manager - Lab'ess

zoe Baudoin

Project Manager - Al Badil
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zoe Baudoin

Project Manager - Al Badil

Ahmad Alshboul

Wasel for Awareness
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Ahmad Alshboul

Wasel for Awareness

Noémie Cadeddu

Support manager - SEDF
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Noémie Cadeddu

Support manager - SEDF

Justine Gilloots

Support manager - Lab'ess
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Justine Gilloots

Support manager - Lab'ess

Find out more about the program

Schedule Sessions Speakers
9 :30 – 10 :00
Introduction and welcome session
Florence Priolet - AFD
Rachid Abidi - Lab'ess
10 :00 – 10 : 10
Live Performance: Dance
Al Badil
10 :15 – 11:00
Zoom # 1 – Project design: Understanding what already exists

Do you have ideas but find it challenging to articulate them clearly and bring them to fruition? Let's revisit the fundamentals so that you can gain a comprehensive understanding of the context in which you're working. In this session, we'll explore the essential steps to consider before delving into project writing.

Narjes Kittar - Lab'ess

11 : 15 – 12 :00
Panel # 1 - Promoting Urban Agricultural Initiatives

Would you like to discover captivating experiences of urban agriculture in southern Mediterranean cities? From secret urban gardens to green buildings. How can we creatively rethink our relationship with food and the environment?

Raouf Ben Hadj Khalifa - Lab'ess
Alioune Diakite - ACCEM
Noémie Caddeu - SEDF

14 :00 - 14 : 45
Live Performance: Street Art

Alouane Bladi

14 : 30 – 15 :00
Panel #2 – Social Innovation

Civil society actors are essential contributors to more resilient and compassionate cities. Join us on a journey through Jordan, Morocco, and Tunisia to explore innovative social initiatives shaping the compassionate cities of tomorrow.

Aya Hrout - JYIF
Ahmad AlShboul -
Wasel for Awareness
Aziza Gannoune - SEPanouir
Asma Ezzine - ADO+
15 :15 – 16 :00
Zoom # 2 (SDG11) – Placemaking

Sustainable Urban Planning and Temporary Public Spaces: Tunisian Perspectives. We will delve into trends in sustainable urban planning and temporary public spaces, exploring how placemaking enhances community quality of life.

Sarra Makhlouf - Lab’ess
Bochra Mensi - Lab’ess
16 :15 – 16 :45
Info session & Q/A on ongoing C4P

Are you a civil society organization based in Nouakchott, Casablanca, Tunis, or Amman, working towards more sustainable cities? Don't miss the informational session covering essential details before diving into the preparation of your application.

Selima Mechkene - Lab'ess
Youness Ajoutate - Bidaya
16 :50 – 17 :10
Live Performance: Concert

Artistic performance combining traditional Mauritanian song and dance.

Centre Teranim

Schedule Sessions Speakers
9 :30 – 10 :15
Panel # 3 – Waste Management

Various stakeholders are mobilizing to offer responsible waste management solutions and raise awareness among urban communities about the importance of reducing, reusing, and recycling to preserve our environment.

Bah Boucheiba - Ecodev
Baha Al Harahsheh - ISNAD
Nisrine Bouchefaa - CISE
Aka Nogbou - AMEEAS
Khouloud Mahmoud - ATCDE
10 :30 – 11 : 15
Zoom # 3 Project Design – 2. Acting and prioritising solutions

How to define clear and context-appropriate objectives, and propose activities aligned with those objectives? Join a brief session to navigate the essential steps in developing a project that optimizes time and budget resources to achieve project goals.

Narjes Kittar


11 : 30 – 12 :00
Ongoing C4P – Tips & hints

Are you determined to submit your application? Don't miss this session where we share recommendations and best practices to thoroughly prepare your candidacy, giving your project the best possible chance.

Balkis Ben Gaga - Lab’ess
Donia Ben Nasr - TCSE
14 :00 -15 : 30
Sustainable mobility mural

Interactive workshop designed as a game, where participants collaboratively devise innovative solutions and initiatives to address pre-identified challenges in urban mobility

Nessrine Naghmouchi - Vélorution Tunisie
15 :15 – 16 :00
Panel # 4 – Transient occupation & common spaces: new ways of appropriating the city

In an urban space that is becoming increasingly dense and dehumanized, how can we innovate and find new ways of "doing things together"? This is what this panel will seek to illustrate through the testimonies of 4 structures working for a collective appropriation of urban spaces.

Diane Lemaire - Lab'ess
Mohammed Fariji -Atelier de l’observatoire
Melina Chosson - Entrelacs
16 :15 – 17 :00
Panel # 5 – Sustainable tourism

Our cities have much to offer, but how do we highlight and promote these points of interest and urban tourism activities? The associations comprising the panel offer new and innovative solutions.

Ibtissem Kerdjani - Lab'ess
Hashem Al masarwah - Shabab42
Zain aziz Ismael - Taqarub
Hannaoui Mohamed Amine - Alouane Bladi
17 :10 – 17 : 40
Closing concert (Live)
Al Badil

Find out about our partners

Project funded by AFD – Agence Française de Développement and the Fondation de France and implemented by Lab’ess in partnership with PULSE Group and 4 support structures EcodevBidayaTunisian Center for Social Entrepreneurship and JORDAN Youth Innovation Forum.