Support to Civic Engagement in Libya’s Transition

What is the project about

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BRIDGE training (Credit: UNDP)

This project aims to strengthen national capacities to promote widespread participation in the transition process among the Libyan citizenry, focusing particularly on the role of youth & women. It will provide knowledge management, capacity building and technical support resources to government, civil society and religious institutions that have an existing or emerging organizational infrastructure and key role to play in bringing up the level of civic awareness and engagement in the country.

The project will also support dialogue initiatives by providing expertise and technical tools necessary to improve and amplify their answer to immediate needs of the Libyan population, in particular for the electoral and constitutional processes.  

Project Outputs:

  • Strengthened civil society capacities to undertake civic education;
  • Youth engagement in the transition facilitated;
  • Increased women’s participation in building the Libyan democracy;
  • National capacity to conduct public consultation & dialogue established.

What have we accomplished so far

By mid-September the following was achieved:

  • Support the drafting  the first official draft of the new NGO Law in Libya, through mobilization of renown experts and facilitating a consultative process with Libyan CSOs;
  • Proposal presented to the Ministry of Culture & Civil Society (MoCCS) for a possible model for delivering both capacity strengthening and funding support to Libyan CSOs working for civic engagement during the transition period;
  • Graduation of 23 Libyan (51%women)  BRIDGE facilitators specialized in civic education, through a 4-month long program.
    • The graduated BRIDGE facilitators were hired by the High National Libyan Commission HNLC as master trainers.
  • Organized workshops on constitution making process and best practices lead by two world-renowned constitution experts,
  • Support to Voter Education activities in 13 districts of Libya, reaching 400 civil society members as well as 48,000 scouts (through cascading activities).
  • Training of 150 university students on National Elections and Voter Participation and holding of Open Day events in 10 universities, to sensitize student community on elections.
  • Support to women candidates: through training, exchange with Tunisian women politicians and support to a national awareness campaign “My Voice For Her”. A total of 283 women candidates were reached.
  • Advocacy on women participation in constitution-making and need for a consultative constitution-making process.

Financial situation



As of mid-September 2012

Status

Amount in US

Donor

Received

1,923,00

Peace Building Fund:    

Received

852,951        

Norway

Received

1,181,000

Japan

Received

100,000

LY Government

Received

339,000

BCPR

Under-process

200,000

DG TF

 

4,596,811

Total

 

Expenditures in US$ as at  24/09/2012

Budget 2012  US$

1,005,299

 

2,488,829

 

Project Overview
Geographic location:
Libya-wide
Duration:
2011-2013
Project budget:
4,700,000 USD
Key National Counterparts:
Ministry of Planning and Ministry of Culture and Civil Society
Executing Agency:
UNDP Libya
Implementing Agency:
UNDP Libya
Project status:
ongoing
Focal point:
Mr. Ali Montasser (Programme Executive)
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