This conference will bring together academics and practitioners from across the region to network and to share effective practices for community change. Organized by the Community Psychology graduate program at the American University in Cairo, the conference will offer the opportunity for attendees to share research and effective community practices, learn new skills, and network.
Professionals working in the community and community members, faculty, and students, both graduate and undergraduate, are invited to propose presentations, posters, and workshops dealing with the theme of the conference “Collaboration for Community Change: Insight, Innovation, and Impact.” In line with the overall theme, the conference sessions will revolve around three threads:
1) Establishing effective partnerships, including between organizations and stakeholders such as coalition-building and collaborative networks, as well as between organizations and community members, such as use of participatory and empowerment approaches.
2) Finding creative practices and new solutions to tackle systemic issues.
3) Using empirical research and evaluation to design and assess outcomes and impact of community-based initiatives.