Sharq.Org ran a series of online workshops on oral history production for CSOs across the Arab world. We believe in the value of storytelling and story sharing, of listening and engaging in dialogue, or recognising that we are individuals and yet highly connected.
Volunteers at and staff members of CSOs across the region applied to attend the series of eight workshops that were held online in Arabic in 2021. Twenty people were invited to attend and to submit proposals for an oral history collection they wanted to develop with the support of Sharq.Org. Three collections were selected an co-produced, two of which are now published on the Tarikhi website:
The call for applications was published only in Arabic as fluency in the language was needed in order to engage in all project activities.
This initiative was conducted in partnership with KAICIID following an earlier collaboration which resulted in the production of an oral history collection that highlights the value and feasibility of multi-religious and multi-ethnic cooperation.