Gaziantep, the sixth largest Turkish City, situated at the Turkish-Syrian border, had been dealing with a refugee crisis of epic proportions. The City, which has a population of 1.5 million, was pressured to absorb 300 thousand refugees. Such a rapid population boom threatened the survival of the millennia-old Gaziantep cultural heritage.
We deployed a thorough and highly-engaging strategic process to discover the fuel that was powering the city’s engine. Key policy makers and opinion leaders were interviewed by using the Appreciative Inquiry methodology.