Since February 2017, CLI collaborates with We love Kairouan (WLK), a youth civil society organisation in Kairouan, Tunisia, to strengthen civil engagement, local good governance and decentralisation of the democratic process in Kairouan. WLK supports local identity, culture and environmental awareness in the city and region of Kairouan. In a workshop for key members of the organisation, prepared jointly by WLK and CLI, capacity building and the sharpening of WLK’s mission and strategy for engagement was combined in CLI’s proven approach of integrated capacity building. In a tailored design, the Dialogic Change Model was complemented by the Collective Leadership Compass to address both organisational challenges on a strategic level, and develop next steps in the process of engaging more young people. As a result, several new activities promoting the engagement of more youth in local civil engagement were developed, and a new vision of WLK as a more strategic actor in local good governance took form.
In the coming months, CLI will continue to work with WLK to support the organisation in launching a process of a more strategic collaboration with Kairouan’s key stakeholders in governance and development, in order to provide a more sustainable, and thus successful, perspective of youth’s civil engagement in Kairouan.
Supported by the ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen) with funds from the German Federal Foreign Office.