Second General Assembly – 2020
Arab Watch Coalition held its Second General Assembly, on October 21th which gathered 27 organization members from the region: Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Yemen.
The Coalition reviewed its updated status, main achievements undertaken during the last two years (2018-2020) and ongoing actions around the region. One essential achievement was congratulated by AWC organization members, the strategic efforts taken during the campaign Save the Bisri Valley in Lebanon which was a victory, on September 5, 2020, the World Bank officially canceled its $244 million loan for the Bisri Dam project. Lessons learned from this campaign in terms of global mobilization and strategic actions have aroused huge motivations among the organization members around the region.
Arab Watch Coalition welcomed the efforts deployed by the former Board of Directors since the founding of the coalition in 2018. They then formally handed over responsibility to the new elected Board of Directors for the two next years :
Each of the organization members has presented their work in relation to IFIs operating in their countries which raised main common constraints in terms of information accessibility, operations transparency and accountability mechanisms which implies opening channels with stakeholders. AWC has listed these issues as main priorities to draw up in the next 2020-2022 working plan.