Get an inside look at Anera's work — in the past, we have aired these webinars as exclusive benefits for different groups of donors: the Anera Leadership Circle, the Anera Visionaries, and the Anera Legacy Society. Join one of these groups of steadfast donors to receive access to live, exclusive updates on our programs and get a chance to ask questions of the participants.
Originally aired Wednesday, August 25th, 2021
Anera Lebanon Emergency Update
Lebanon is in a deep crisis. Daily life has been completely upended for everyone living there, a result of continual economic degradation over the last two years. Anera’s work has become increasingly critical to ensure daily survival for the communities most affected by this crisis.
Dima Zayat and Lina Atat join us to share more about their work and experience on the ground in Lebanon.
Originally aired Thursday, July 8th, 2021
Anera's Palestine Emergency Response Efforts - Part 2
A continuation of our update on Anera's response efforts in the wake of the May conflict. This week we are focusing the discussion on our agricultural and water, sanitation and hygiene program work.
Originally aired Thursday, July 1st, 2021
Anera's Palestine Emergency Response Efforts
In May, Palestine experienced its fourth bombardment in the last 13 years. Even though a ceasefire was declared a little over a month ago, it is still fragile. We are all anxiously holding our breath and responding to the immediate needs on the ground.
Five members of our Anera Palestine team share updates on Anera's work to help rebuild Gaza after this latest assault and address the growing need in the West Bank as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and political unrest. We are joined by Muhammad Atieh, Mostafa Al-Ghosain, Abeer Aqeel, Lana Al-Qedwa and Ahmad Najjar to talk about Anera’s immediate emergency response in Palestine.
Originally aired Thursday, March 18th, 2021
Anera’s PLUS+Code Tech Career Accelerator Program in Palestine
Anera’s career accelerator program: PLUS+Code (People Leveling Up Skills with Coding) in Palestine program gives young people the technical and durable skills they need to begin and accelerate successful careers. Our PLUS+Code initiative produces professional software engineers, giving PLUS learners the market-ready, adaptable coding skills and essential durable, non-technical skills demanded by the industry. Graduates are placed into well-paying tech industry jobs.
We're joined by PLUS program staff, graduates and employers of these graduates.
Originally aired Thursday, February 11th, 2021
Rebuilding Beirut: 6 Months Later
Six months since the devastating explosion in Beirut, Anera continues to work on response, rebuilding and recovery, amid the ongoing COVID and economic and political crises. Sean Carroll, Anera's president and CEO, is joined by Dima Zayat, Anera Lebanon’s deputy country director, and Christine Zahm, Anera’s youth program manager. They share firsthand accounts of living in Beirut through a pandemic, ongoing political instability and economic collapse — and how Anera is helping to rebuild and strengthen communities.
Originally aired December 17, 2020
Empowering Women in Gaza
Join fellow Visionary donors and Anera program staff in Gaza to learn about the ways Anera is working, despite the pandemic, to improve the economic situation of women in Gaza. Our local partner, the Cooperative Society for Savings and Lending, located in Beit Hanoun, focuses on women’s economic and social empowerment through skills-building activities and the formation of women’s cooperatives throughout Gaza.
In this webinar we will tour CSSL, meet the center’s director and some program participants, and talk with Anera program staff, Abeer Aqeel and Rania Elhilou, about Anera’s women’s empowerment programs in Gaza.
Originally aired Wednesday, October 7, 2020
Remembering the Forgotten: How Lebanon's Refugee and Other Vulnerable Communities are Coping in Increasingly Dire Circumstances
2020 has been a cascade of ever more severe crises in Lebanon — economic collapse, political paralysis, the refugee situation, COVID-19, and now the Beirut blast. Join our panel of voices from Lebanon to hear first-hand accounts about the deepening economic crisis, the aftermath of the explosion, and how vulnerable communities, particularly Palestinian and Syrian refugees, are coping and attempting to build a better future for themselves.