Under the UN Women Fund for Gender Equality Project “Promoting Hima Women Empowerment for Conservation and Livelihood”, SPNL organized on September 10, 2013 the first workshop on the concept and development of a site local action plan, knowing that another complementary workshop will be organized on Friday September 20, 2013. The workshop took place in KfarZabad municipality, whereby 16 women from KfarZabad and Anjar participated.
The training workshop was of high importance since it united two villages who are of different cultures, languages, and traditions. Moreover, participatory approaches were used throughout the different stages of the workshop in order to make sure that women are more knowledgeable about the Hima approach and the strategic planning and management of the sites, and they are by themselves developing and analyzing the problem tree to reveal the main problems in the village, their roots, and effects.
Even though most of the participating women were of minimal education and no knowledge about protected areas and strategic planning, the training workshop was very significant and fruitful, by which women were very excited and eager for the second phase.