TNA Webinar Video: Can community-led recovery efforts help Build Beirut Back Better?

TNA Webinar Video: Can community-led recovery efforts help Build Beirut Back Better?
Our webinar series hosts live discussions on issues related to the Middle East, North Africa, Asia and beyond
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04 September, 2020
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Watch or listen below to the recorded live discussion on the aftermath of the Beirut Explosion.

During the panel discussion, speakers mapped out the humanitarian and urban landscape post-blast and explored questions such as: Can community-led accountability and recovery help build back better? How does the local community create a community led relief effort as a continuation of their revolution and protest movement? How do we ensure that reconstruction efforts are inclusive, and don’t lead to further fragmentation?


Mona Fawaz is Professor of Urban Studies and Planning and Coordinator of the Masters in Urban Planning, Policy and Design at the American University of Beirut (AUB). She recently co-founded the Beirut Urban Lab at AUB, a regional research center invested in working towards more inclusive, just, and viable cities.

Carmen Geha is an Activist and Associate Professor of Public Administration, Leadership, and Organizational Development at AUB and founder of Khaddit Beirut. She is also a Research Associate at the Center for Inclusive Business & Leadership (CIBL) for women, a regional reference for readying gender-inclusive employers across the Arab MENA region.

Luna Safwan is a Lebanese freelance journalist and communication specialist. She has previously worked as a reporter and editor for several Pan Arab and International news outlets.

Malia Bouattia is an activist, a former president of the National Union of Students, and co-founder of the Students not Suspects/Educators not Informants Network.

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