20 October

Designing Resilience Based Responses to Social Needs

A training and workshop with Jihad Bnimoussa of Inspire Corp, GEN in conversation for Harvest Festival

(RSVP with suggested sliding scale donation, funds go to the GDF earthquake relief fund)

Address: 36 Derb Fhal Zefriti, Medina, Marrakech 40000

This event will be in Darija with some english translations offered alongside the presentation. 


Jihad Bnimoussa is a Moroccan-American Psychologist, CEO and founder of Inspire Corp,  a youth mental health social enterprise specialised in high impact mental health programmes.

Jihad will be offering us a presentation and workshop on the ways in which we can build resilience into our social impact work.

Supporting psychosocial wellbeing within both the communities most affected by the earthquake as well as those supporting relief efforts is extremely important to ensure that the long term work ahead of us can be sustained. As many social impact organisations alongside individuals have reoriented their usual areas of work to be responsive to a humanitarian crisis, we recognise that many of us are lacking the basic skills and knowledge to embed resilience into our actions. Jihad will be discussing how psychological models of resilience can offer us transformative ways to underpin our engagement.

Jihad has spoken on topics such as emotional literacy, community mental health in the global south and resilience education. She has spoken with Ted x Youth, in the UK parliament and the International Youth Mental Health conference.


GEN in Conversation is GDF’s programme of talks and interactive workshops that brings together activists, academics, practitioners, artists and community leaders to share their insights and lived experiences. We offer these events to our GEN members (for free) and the general public (for a voluntary donation).

28 Oct
Harvest Festival – Marrakech

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