Tawasul will promote on 25th and 26th of September, the first Media Forum: media and elections campaign, focusing on media representatives, and women and men contesting for next Shura elections (October 2011). In order to participate, it is needed to fill in the form and send back to Tawasul by 15th of September.
Apply for Media Forum and let us know your opinion!
What is the CSL Awards?
The Civil Society Leaders (CSL) Awards
The CSL Awards is an initiative highlighted by an awards ceremony/event created to recognize distinguished and Out-of the-Box Social Responsibility Initiatives from the Public Sector, Private Sector and Civil Society Organizations. The recognition prizes are open for the organizations and individuals to apply highlighting their initiatives towards a better society in Oman.
This award is the seed of a national initiative and one of the Social Investment programs of Tawasul towards the empowerment of civil society. Moreover, this Award aims to develop a national standard which will improve the various programs and efforts exerted to serve the Omani society. We expect the Award to succeed in honoring and appreciating civil society leaders, individuals or organization wise.
Information for the 2010 Event
Date of the Event: 14th December
Period for Submission of Applications: from 1st of August to 30th of September
Period for Public Voting on the best candidates for each category: 7th of October to 8th of December
– Best Social Investment Project Of the Year (Public and Private Sector)
– Civil Society Organization of the Year (Private Associations And Foundations)
– Civil Society Leader of the Year (Female)
– Civil Society Leader of The Year (Male)
Recognition Award (Reserved for the Jury)
Don`t skip the chance to apply! Access: http://www.tawasul.co.om
A field visit has been organized to number of organizations involved in social development as part of celebrations of 2nd GCC Festival of Social Work under the theme Social Partnership for a Sustainable Development. The visits aimed to view closely different organizations and what they provide to the community in order to emphasize social responsibility and social partnership.
The visits also aimed at opening a discussion on the current cooperation between these organizations and further possible cooperations. Additionally, they gave an appreciation on behalf of the ministry for the efforts of these organizations for the benefit of the community. Among the organizations that have been visited Dar Al Atta Association, Layali Al Assala and Bank Muscat.
One of the most important aspects of the country progress is to develop its human capacity. This of course paves the way for better economy and prosperity of the that nation. As an example of this, one of the Mobile services operator in Oman, Nawras, has launched an innovative graduate programme designed to promote a range of exciting career opportunities for young Omanis. The program forms an important part of the development of the next generation of Nawras leaders and works closely with universities across the sultanate.
The program provides an exploration on the growth and the challenges offered by Oman’s telecom market and shows how a mobile operator like Nawras gears in supporting young Omanis and developing their talents. Senior managers from Nawras will also be talking to youth from various universities across the sultanate about the tremendous added advantages of being part of a large group – the Qtel Group – now the largest telecommunications company in the MENA region. The talk will also highlight the possible opportunities for wider employment venues for graduates in the future.
Omani women in election, seems to be the topic of many since it had been the top priority topics in the Omani Women Symposium held in Seeh Al Makarim.
As for me, the subject of Omani Women in Election started when I was handed the responsibility and the title of Project Manager for Tawasul. The training programme Design Election campaign, was conceived and executed by my organization. A task that I needed to implement, initially I thought it would be simple to allocate women who have interest in civic participation- no strings of attachment.
The moment that first call took place I realized how important were the steps my organization is taking; changing the aspects that election is not just a process for women; it became well planned strategies. A studied approach beginning that each little step that these women candidates needs to take, to the point of self analysis where one has to study self to know if they eligible enough for the move of nominating themselves, representing their willayat and how one needs to enhance their personal strength and transform weaknesses as winning points for the journey of elections. It does not stop here; the passion to serve community has to be visible in order for that community to trust enough to choose their candidate to represent them. Now I see the movement and intensity that women need to prepare themselves for rallying in elections. The disappointment of 2007 that no women succeeded in the Shura council had accumulated disappointment, anticipation and urge that 2011 should not repeat history of 2007. In my mind, all this is poetry and its beautiful.
How can all this be poetry? To me the emotions that these new aspiring women candidate who desire to reach Shura Council carries intensity. A long -awaited dream that need to be seized, and then comes Tawasul programme to emphasis every dream can actually be reality if one plans starting from first to the last steps during the actual day of elections. Then you find same women whom had so many fears, are now transformed into assertive and competent individual prepared to run.
Living With Cancer. Coping with Emotion and Change
Written By Nasra Al Adawi
Project Manager – Tawasul
It was such privilege to be invited to attended the conference on “Living With Cancer. Coping with Emotion and Change” organized by the National Association for Cancer Awareness on Sunday 14th and Monday 15th March 2010. Since I have strong interest on campaigning on cancer awareness, it was a chance that I could not miss.
One of the areas that conference has discussed is so appealing and at the same time very emotional: it was the topic Palliative Care presented by Dr. Mahmoud Foda. The goal of Palliative Care, as explained in Wikipedia, is to prevent and relieve suffering and to improve quality of life for people facing serious, complex illness. Dr. Mahmoud Foda also opened the discussion on the need to establish such model in Oman and how a civil society organization as the National Association for Cancer Awareness can be a wheeling channel to initiate a Palliative Care for cancer patients. He also explained models in USA which are termed as Hospice Care which provide palliative care for those at the end of life and in parallel support their families emotionally and psychologically.
As for the second round table discussion was about Volunteerism presented by HE Dr. Wahid Al Kharusi, the discussion had emphasized that many are registered as volunteers but only few numbers are available or committed to volunteer. He also questioned if there is any framework that can be used in retaining a pool of volunteers committed and ways to alliance the efforts between the civil society organizations. Among the related topics are whether there is any kind of policy available to protect volunteers, volunteer management system including the organization itself having a plan on its needs, motivating and retaining volunteers, organizations that provide training for volunteers in Oman, need of youth volunteers to be tabbed. The discussion led to a number of recommendations that will be implemented through forming a group overseeing the implementation.
On a final personal thought, the conference has been very educative and as I look forward for continuation of this conference, I would also be interested in hearing patients lessons learned or their stories on Living With Cancer and Coping with Emotion and Change together hearing the point of view of their families.
يسر مركز التواصل العالمية أن يعلن عن تنظيم برنامج تدريبي حول
“مهارات تصميم وتخطيط وإدارة الحملات الإنتخابية للمرشحات”
– يتكون البرنامج من 3 حلقات عمل تدريبية، ممتدة على فترة 12 شهرا.
– من المقرر تنظيم حلقة العمل التدريبية الأولى خلال الفترة 7-9/نوفمبر/2009. كما سيتم تنظيم حلقتي العمل التدريبيتين الثانية والثالثة خلال العام 2010.
أهداف حلقة العمل التدريبية الأولى:
- · إطلاع المشاركات والمشاركين على نظرة عامة حول المشاركة السياسية في السلطنة والتحاور حول المسيرة الشوروية والإجراءات الداخلية ذات الصلة باللوائح والترشح والإنتخاب.
- · إفادة المشاركين والمشاركات حول أفضل الممارسات والخبرات السابقة (من السلطنة وخارجها) في مجال إدارة الحملات الإنتخابية.
- · تمكين المشاركات والمشاركين من خلال تزويدهم بالمهارات الأساسية ذات الصلة بالتحليل والتخطيط وإعداد الميزانية.
- · تمكين المشاركين والمشاركات من الإستفادة من الخبراء في مجال تصميم مسودة خطة عمل إدارة الحملة الإنتخابية.
- · النساء العمانيات المهتمات بالترشح في إنتخابات مجلس الشورى للعام 2011.
- · مدراء الحملات الإنتخابية ومسئوليها الإعلاميين.
- · الحد الأقصى لعدد المشاركين هو 50 مشاركة ومشارك.
سيتم تزويد المشاركات من خارج محافظة مسقط بحافز سفر وإقامة
على من يجد في نفسه الرغبة في الإستفادة من فرصة المشاركة في حاقة العمل التدريبية المذكورة إرسال السيرة الذاتية والتسجيل عبر الموقع الإلكتروني
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