Julie Mehigan, Middle East Programme Officer, Christian Aid

Beverley facilitated a two day meeting of the refugee & displacement working group: a wide range of civil society groups from across the Middle East. The group was formulated to work towards respect for international protections for Palestinian refugee rights, in particular the right of return. The meeting objective was to take the working group to the next phase, building a functioning movement for change.

Beverley designed the meeting content and methodology in collaboration with the steering group. She was able to get to grips quickly with a wide range of issues around the right of return and was adept at steering often challenging discussions towards the desired outcomes: concrete action plans. Beverley consistently reviewed and tailored the agenda to ensure we were on-track, maintaining flexibility where it helped achieve our goals. The meeting was attended by more than 20 people and, notwithstanding the large group and diverse views, Beverley delivered. I would certainly recommend Beverley for future facilitation work, particularly around coalition building.”