How To Build Trust During a Pandemic

Drawing lessons from the 2014 Ebola Outbreak In a virtual event on Coronavirus and Conflict hosted by the United States Institute of Peace, Jeremy Konyndyk, Senior Policy Fellow at the Center for Global Development, talked about the importance of “building trust” during crisis response. He drew an example from the 2014 Ebola outbreak and the […]

HasNa Article in the Peacebuilding Post

“What happens when you bring diverse individuals from Turkey and Cyprus to the U.S. for training in professional skills, communication skills, and conflict resolution?  As HasNa, Inc. has discovered over the last thirteen years, lives change, communities transform, and peace grows…” With all the attention that HasNa’s programs are receiving in Cyprus and Turkey, it […]

Have you heard of a Washington Orange?

In Turkey, all sweet, juicy oranges are called Washington Oranges. When we received a project proposal to help improve citrus production in Turkey we learned that the Washington Orange is originally from Brazil and produced in California and Florida. But since it was originally imported from the U.S., now all sweet, juicy oranges are simply known […]

Assessing our Impact

How are we doing? Are we making an impact with our programs? To what degree are we achieving our mission? These are questions NGOs must ask themselves time and again to ensure that they are indeed making a difference. HasNa completed a comprehensive survey of our program graduates to assess the impact we have made […]

HasNa in Turkey

Everywhere you look, on TV, in print, online… Turkey’s resurgence as a regional and economic power is making headlines. Last October’s edition of The Economist included a special report on Turkey, detailing the successful strides the country has made in the last decade and also the unresolved issues that still need to be addressed. One […]

HasNa’s Plans for 2011

Our two main goals this year are to expand into new areas in Cyprus and to build sustained dialogues with local communities in Turkey. We are developing a citizen journalist program in Cyprus to provide training for youth that want to facilitate dialogue and cross-cultural interaction between Turkish Cypriots and Greek Cypriots. Individual citizens have […]

Building for the Future

During spring and summer we were busy running projects. This fall and winter we are busy building for the future. We are diligently working to establish partnerships with in-country organizations, surveying previous HasNa graduates, and upgrading technology in order to build a foundation for achieving our future goals. HasNa’s programs depend on strong coordination with […]

The Multiplier Effect

The Cyprus Friendship Program is uniquely designed to spread the message of peace and understanding through the relationships between the participants and their families, friends, and acquaintances. This “multiplier effect” generates a growing belief that peace and understanding can be achieved in Cyprus. Throughout the Cyprus Friendship Program, teens from northern and southern Cyprus meet […]