Change-maker Recruitment and Capacity Building
The LANA Project team was able to mobilize a total of 645 change-makers around the issue of women in decision-making positions over the course of the project, divided as follows: 200 women and men in the first year, and 445 in the second year. In year one, 126 were recruited as change-makers, 85% of which were women, and 15% were men, with an average age of 38.5. In the second year, 224 were recruited and trained, 75% women and 25% men, with an average age of 26.13.
The recruited and trained change-makers were distributed according to regions as follows:
Year One: 40 change-makers in Beirut, 43 change-makers in Mount Lebanon, and 43 change-makers in South Lebanon
Year Two: 22 change-makers in Beirut, 105 change-makers in Mount Lebanon, and 97 change-makers in South Lebanon
Upon completion of the training cycles, several outreach activities were implemented by the change-makers themselves and Apex Fora to recruit and train the year two CMs through one on one meetings. Tools to support the CMs in their work were developed by the Lebanon partners and Oxfam, including, among others, the LANA brochure, posters, roll-up banners, and information kits.
Visibility and Outreach: CMs’ Experiences
Project visibility regarding the change makers’ experiences and outreach was ensured by the LANA Project team on several levels, including through:
- Launching Ceremony presenting experiences and testimonials of the change-makers. A die-cut silhouette was also set at the exhibition section of the ceremony as an interactive method of encouraging participants to become change-makers.
- A blog that features personal stories, reflections, and pictures by change-makers, detailing the impact of the LANA project on their personal and societal experiences.
- Wide dissemination of all brochures and posters that were developed.