- Lyna Comati (NB groups coordinator)
- Jad Esseily _
- Abdul-Halim Jabr (NB ComEx, Beirut Bloc coordinator)
- Yasmine Majzoub
- Tracy Nehmeh
- Iman Nocari
- Mohammad Serhan (NB Field Coordinator, project manager, Public Spaces bloc coordinator)
Q: Why do we prioritize work on public spaces within a political party?
A: Because public spaces, environmental concerns and issues of access to shared resources dominate protest movements and have helped peaceful revolutions succeed.
1- Regular weekly meeting time agreed for Thursdays @17:00. This would be changed later to twice a month. Meeting minutes in English (until we agree otherwise).
2- Target activities must balance IMPACT and FEASIBILITY.
Preparatory focus group proposed earlier a shortlist of 3 exemplary possibilities:
- Tripoli RKIF expo grounds (مزدهر)
- Bisri Valley, no to proposed dam (اخضر)
- Beirut Martyrs Sq (عادل)
3- Criteria for exploring potential action and deciding:
- Overall understanding of problem: lack of; excluded groups (children, elderly, migrant..); environment and wellbeing; etc...
- Context: urban (focused) vs rural (thorough); national (inclusive) vs local (where possible); ...
- Object/formats- idea/campaign/awareness (who, what, why), real/pilot project, or policy/legislation.
4- Brainstorming for potential action (please update with essential names and details):
- Kfar Jarra
This prioritizes active municipalities and seeks/showcases success stories as replicable models.
5- Action matrix and examples:
Cooperate Advocate Shame
- workshops with municipalities
- partnership with universities
- inclusion of young designers and visionaries (check BDW participants and other venues)
"Fighting for a green nation."
- Components of awareness campaign > Jad
- List of public spaces > Abdul-Halim
- List of successful municipalities > Iman & Yasmine
- Project management tools > Lyna
- Successful public spaces > Tracy
- List of potential partners > Mohammad