The main task for the days was to look at the five focus areas the Annual Meeting agreed on and determine actions steps towards the organisational goals.
– A very important conversation took place on the interreligious aspect as being an intrinsic part of the AWoN identity and in everything that we do. This had us bring back the five priority areas to four: Circle of Trust, Professional Support, Community of Practice and Storytelling. In each one of these, the interreligious practice should play a role, says Rikko Voorberg, director of AWoN.
Onboarding process and outline of handbook for members
Recruitment and the recruitment process of practitioners to the network was discussed at length.
– We want to be open to new members and organisations, nurturing a bond of trust in the meantime, says Rabbi Rebecca Lillian, chair of the board.
The aim is to grow to 120 core practitioners within the next years, whose main role would be to share the AWoN vision and methodology to other practitioners and organisations in the wider AWoN network.
New projects coming Up
The beta version of AWoN Connect, a ‘LinkedIn-variant’ for Humanitarian workers, is set to roll out in early 2024. Aida Moayedzadeh is at the helm, and the progress is exciting. Another promising project is in the hands of Faiaz Dowlatzai who has spotted the need for A Young AWoN; young leaders training young leaders across Europe for ‘convivenz’ and accompaniment.