© 2019 by Abbas Sbeity

I am a community- and human-centered researcher, designer, and facilitator.
I use design research and experiential learning to engage people in activating their living and working environments (cities, communities, and workplaces) through learning programs, community building projects, and cultural events.

My professional experience includes working with local and international civil society organizations and private companies, such as Hivos, UNDP, UNRWA, UNIDO, Groundwork New Orleans, MENA Design Research Center, LOYAC, Beyond Learning, TeensWhoCode, and Nahnoo.

In 2014, I founded Architects for Change, a youth organization that focuses on the role of design in community building and sustainable development by engaging and training young architects and designers.
As a member of the MENA Design Research Center, I have been involved in developing Beirut Design Week as a project coordinator (2015-2016), a program manager (2018), and a consultant (2019).

I hold a Bachelor's Degree in Architecture from the Lebanese University and an MA in Global Design at Academie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts (ALBA).

 

LEADERSHIP AWARDS & HONORS

+ INTERNATIONAL PARTICIPATION

 

2018/2019– Fellow – MENA Leadership Academy – Konrad Adenauer Foundation / Madrid, Tunis 

2017– Community Solutions Fellow – US Department of States and IREX / Washington, D.C., New Orleans, USA

2017– Fellow – Young Leaders Visitors Program – the Swedish Institute / Stockholm, Malmo

2016/2017– Participant – European Forum  - MitOst / Tbilisi, Berlin, Strasbourg, Copenhagen, Beirut

2016– Changemaker Fellow – Changemakerxchange – Ashoka / Lisbon 

2016– Hesselbein Medal for Leadership and Civic Engagement – Hesselbein Global Academy  / Pittsburgh, USA

2016– Young Leader for Development – European Commission – European Development Days / Brussels

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Let's work together! 
I am available for short-term and project-based opportunities.
Get in touch, abbas.m.sbeity@gmail.com