Landscapes of Hope is an initiative, created and led by Action for Hope, to network civil society organizations across sectors to bring about effective social change in situations of distress.

It aims to:

1- Provide a platform for discussion, learning and development of ideas for joint action among civil society actors to bring about effective social change in situations of distress

2- Advocate for and promote a cross-sector approach in civil society work, especially in situations of distress

3- Highlight the role the arts can play in addressing social change issues

In 2016, and under the same name, Action for Hope organized a 3-day festival in Berlin. The event attracted a large audience of over 1000 people and resonated widely among Syrian and other Arab diaspora in Berlin and even in other European cities.

In October 2018, Landscapes of Hope was launched in Beirut, and its steering committee met for the first time. Landscapes of Hope Steering Committee consists of: Mr. Abdullah Alkafri, Mrs. Farida Shaheed, Mrs. Heba Morayef, Mrs. Samar Dudin and Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schneider.

In April 2019, Action for Hope announced the first cohort of Landscapes of Hope Community Members, 20 Civil Society organizations from different countries, working in different sectors such as human rights, arts and culture, development, urban planning and heritage, and gender equality. The Community Members are:

Arab Digital Expression Foundation – ADEF – Egypt

Association for the Freedom of Thought and Expression – AFTE – Egypt

Ambulante – Mexico

ARTAS Foundation – Switzerland


The Asfari Institute for Civil Society and Citizenship – Arab Region

ConArte (The International Consortium for Art and School) – Mexico

Dejusticia – Colombia

Doc Society – UK

Ettijahat- Independent Culture – Syria

Fanni Raghman Anni – Tunis

Ibdaa – Jordan

In Place of War – UK

Al-Jumhuriya – Syria

Kirkelig Kulturverksted (KKV) – Norway


Ruwwad Al-Tanmeya – Jordan

Sawa for Development and Aid – Lebanon


War Child Sweden