On Wednesday 19 June 2019 we hosted a roundtable with participants from Syrian diaspora leaders programme in the UK. The event was part of Common Purpose’s programme which aims to build the capacity of Syrian leaders in the diaspora to contribute to Syria and the diaspora community. During the event, we draw on our experience as one of the leading community organisations for the Syrian community in the UK. We shared the story of RR and how it was established and thrived. The event offered the participants the opportunity to connect and to share experience with one another.