“the Expanding ‘Phenomena’ of Youth Groups – Who, What & Why” Workshop – Alexandria, Egypt – November 2009
Given our observed dramatic increase in the number of “Youth Group” in the region between 2007 and 2009, and based on the results of the 8 ‘Youth Groups Roundtables’ organized in Egypt, Jordan Lebanon, Palestine and Yemen, this event came to further study the phenomena of “Youth Groups” from a regional perspective. In addition, the event also aimed at providing a platform for shared learning, exchange and linkages between active youth groups at the national and regional levels. Some of the event’s sessions also focused on understanding the divers types of ‘groups’ through taking a close look at their missions, activities, structures, systems, successes, challenges, etc. Representative of 30 active ‘youth groups attended the workshop from the five countries.