Report on 2016 Activities

By Jaleh Taheri

A year of transition

In a year filled with lots of learning, W4SG ended 2016 more focused and determined. We are thankful for all the support we have received and the time committed by many people over the years. We look forward to an exciting 2017 where arts and learning exchanges will be prioritised.

A clearer focus for W4SG

With all nations facing increasingly complex and globalised problems W4SG believes that increased cooperation is the best way forward for development and prosperity. Specifically, we believe that the Nordic and GCC regions have an important role in building bridges and leading this cooperation. The benefits of increased cooperation and understanding between these regions can have a multitude of positive implications domestically (economically and socially) in both regions and can support the wider international community’s efforts to address global needs and problems (needs such as increasing innovation, supporting  entrepreneurs, and the professional advancement of women or problems like climate change, and negative stereotypes about others).

W4SG works specifically between the Nordic and GCC states through our activities and programs. Additionally our members position themselves within the global context on the side of engagement and the belief of a brighter future built together. This is our combined contribution and vision. To do this our members form a community that actively works together to build bridges between the regions and address shared problems. As a member driven association W4SG provides a platform, tested concepts and a surrounding network to those who see the benefit of contributing to our overall mission. This plan further outlines the ways in which our members can take on a role as key bridge builders and leaders between the regions.


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