The Edgeryders research unit is looking to apply to the UN Democracy Fund for a project bridging Open Village and our graphryders tool with citizen science, placemaking and biohacking.
We have a strong concept developed and are now wanting to ensure that we engage partners who are knowledgeable and experienced in the region's sensitivities and the project's focus on gender equality.
(And while gender is its priority, the project will also address community activism, youth engagement, as well as strengthening civil society-government relationships.)
We are looking to connect with female or femme-identifying leaders located in or acquainted with the MENA region, as well as those specialising in the fields of citizen science and biohacking.
@cindys @zmorda @Yosser @bilal @baderdean @ramykim @pin @nadia @unknown_author @hazem @Heba - we think you especially may be connected to some aligned people/ communities/ organisations and/or be interested to get involved yourselves.
We're still reviewing the original concept and are wanting to ensure we have fitting partners before moving forward. Short turn around for the application - due mid December - so we'd appreciate hearing any people, communities or organisations that come to mind when you can.