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Webinar: The Impact of the Earthquake in Syria Report launching

Syrian Center for Policy Research – the University of Vienna:

The Syrian Center for Policy Research, in collaboration with the University of Vienna, intends to launch a report “The Impact of the Earthquake in Syria – The Missing Developmental Approach in the Shadow of Conflict”.

That will be on the 06th of September, 2023, from 4:00 to 6:00 pm Damascus time, 3:00 to 5:00 CET.

Online via Zoom.
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The event includes a presentation of the research results by the SCPR team, followed by comments from Dr. Maya Alrahabi and Mr. Karam Hilly, and then opening the discussion to the participants. The session will be streamed live via the SCPR social media platforms.

The webinar will be held in Arabic with an audio channel for direct translation into English.

About The Report: This report presents preliminary monitoring and analysis of the effects of the disaster on Syria in general and on the most affected areas in particular, which mainly include the governorates of Idlib, Aleppo, Lattakia, and Hama. This preliminary analysis of the earthquake disaster draws on a composite framework of political economy and capabilities approaches. It adopts a participatory, interdisciplinary methodology in the research design and implementation. The report presents the elements of development in the areas affected by the earthquake and estimates the loss of life, infrastructure, GDP, health and education services, employment and displacement at the regional level, in addition to reviewing the solidarity initiatives that emerged after the earthquake. The report also provides a reading of the response of local and international powers to the earthquake. The report presents an alternative developmental approach to address the earthquake’s repercussions. It is based on the importance of approaching a just and sustainable political settlement, with a central role for Syrian societal forces in developing options for overcoming the conflict and building a developmental transformation model.

The research was carried out within the Know War 2 project, which is implemented in cooperation between the University of Vienna, the Research Center for Alternative Development, and the Syrian Center for Policy Research, which is supported by a grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

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