Jul 2018 – Nov 2018

“Development for Stabilization in Beddawi Area” is a partnership project between the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and Masar Association and funded by the Government of Canada. It had been implemented over 5 months with the “Beddawi Youth Initiative” and in collaboration with the Municipality of Beddawi.

The project aims at improving the perceptions among young people from different nationalities in the Beddawi area through enhanced collaboration and communication over common problems and needs.

Key activities in the project are:

  • Establishing a youth committee consisting of youth from different nationalities and one member from the Beddawi municipal council whose role is to identify common needs and priorities.
  • Setting a collaboration mechanism between the youth committee and the municipal council of Beddawi over addressing common needs and problems facing the Beddawi residents.
  • Identifying several priority interventions and participating in planning, and monitoring the implementation of one priority in consultation with IOM.
  • Developing the capacities of youth committee members and few more from the community through the organization of a series of thematic training workshops.


Eventually, the selected priority has been to identify and equip a social and cultural youth centre for hosting training workshops, cultural seminars, social and artistic activities for all residents in the Beddawi area. The space is provided by the Municipality of Beddawi. Located at its 3 story- building, the center will be sustained by the Municipality and will be open for public use.