||2017 – 2020
||Libya: Tripoli, Sabratha, Sebha, Murzuq, Benghazi, Ajdabiya and Al Kufra.
||Around 2.7 million citizens
||Doina Munteanu (firstname.lastname@example.org)
||Ministry of Local Governance, Municipalities, Peaceful Change initiative and Tatweer Research
What is the project about?
To respond to the many challenges people in Libya are facing, our approach is to help the local authorities to restore security, essential services delivery and livelihoods opportunities putting the country on a more robust development path
With fund from the European Union, UNDP has started this three-years initiative that is being implemented in close cooperation with national and international partners. The aim is to strength local authorities’ capacities to serve the people in Tripoli, Sabratha, Sabha, Murzuq, Benghazi, Ajdabiya and Al Kufra.
- Providing Basic Services with Access for Vulnerable Groups
The project supports local institutions to improve sustainable access to health, education, water, electricity, sanitation – and socio-economic recovery for the whole population, with special attention to vulnerable groups.
- Enforcing Local Stability and Community Security
Libyan’s formal justice system has been damaged over the past years, with more and more people relying on informal justice and security arrangements. However, studies indicate that Libyans crave the restoration of state in an independent judiciary. The project works with rule of law institutions, including the police, to manage the impact of irregular migration, protect the rights of migrants, and introduce deterrents to abuses of rights.
- Recovering Local Economy, Including Job Creation and Livelihoods
The project identifies areas of potential economic growth and support economic recovery strategies which help to stabilize income generation, emergency employment, and the reintegration of migrants, IDPs, and returnees; as well as create sustainable and decent jobs.
What have we accomplished?
- In Benghazi, AlKufra, Murzuq, Sebha, and Sabratha, five "Social Local Peace Partnerships" are fully functioning and acting as a link between the Municipal Council, the Municipality and the community. The Peace Partnerships facilitate needs analysis and coordinate projects. The five have developed Social Peace and Local Development plans.
- The project has already processed 60% of the budget assigned to infrastructure. Murzuq, AlKufra and Ajdabiya are already using delivered generators and intensive care unit ambulances. In Benghazi, people are already benefiting from rehabilitated social infrastructures such as clinics, schools, and electrical substations.
- Police Station in Al-Andalus, Tripoli, is fully renovated and will serve as a model for other stations that will be rehabilitated soon. Local authorities and administrations in Al-Andalus have now also the skills to fulfil their roles and responsibilities towards enforcing local stability and community security.
- Through Toyota Discover Your Talent Programme, UNDP has supported 20 young people, including five internal displaced persons, to participate in a three-month vocational training on car maintenance and repairs, computer skills and English.
- In partnership with Tatweer Research, the project set up Tatweer Entrepreneurship Campus (TEC), a co-working space where young Libyan, through different activities, are developing their business plans. Entrepreneurs are getting training, mentoring, office space, financial support, and information on players in the ecosystem. TEC is also affecting change at the university level by incorporating entrepreneurship education into the curriculum and government level through reforming business regulation. This initiative is contributing to create sustainable jobs outside of the public sector.
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