The Mobaderoon–Active Citizens of Syria is a network of over 4000 participants that works in the development sector and delivers training programs such as active citizenship, leadership in community development, building bridges and peacebuilding. An architect by training, Ghada Rifai has worked in urban development since 2001. As a program manager with Syria Trust for Development her ability to work with different social groups, encouraging them to work together and participate in community development, was vital to achieving successful outcomes. Ms. Rifai is a firm believer in the importance of cooperation between NGOs and private and public sectors having initiated cooperation projects between the Aleppo City Council and local NGOs. Ms. Rifai was awarded the Livia Foundation Award in recognition of her extensive work to promote peace at the time of conflict and is a member of the Women’s Alliance for Security Leadership (WASL).