Our donors and partners
The European Union (EU) is an economic and political entity and confederation of 27 member states which are located primarily in Europe. The EU responded rapidly to support the Libyan people during the conflict. The immedicate objective of the EU in Libya has been to supot stability in the country in order to allow for the holding of peaceful and credible elections of a Constitutional Council.
The EU is currently running a €30 million programme in Libya to address some of the most pressing needs. Activity includes support in the fields of:
-Reconciliation, elections and respect for human rights
-Public administrative capacity
-Media and civil society and promoting the involvement of women in public life
-Health and education
The Swedish International Development Agency, an agency from the Swedish government, launched in 2009 a special initiative on democratisation and freedom of expression. Sweden supports every individual’s right to express their opinion, and to actively exercise their civil and political rights, so as to acquire influence over their conditions of life.
SIDA is supporting CIL activities which aim to enhance the civic and political participation of youth in Libya: trainings, specific small grants scheme, emergence of student unions and participation to local decision making are the main components of action.
The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) is Switzerland’s international cooperation agency within the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA). It is responsible for implementing the Federal Council’s foreign policy on humanitarian aid, development, and cooperation with Eastern Europe. It supports countries worldwide in their efforts to overcome poverty- and development-related problems. For example, the SDC enables disadvantaged groups among the population to gain better access to education and healthcare, and it helps resolve environmental problems. The SDC places special emphasis on fragile states and countries affected by conflict.
International cooperation for the period 2013–2016 has five strategic goals:
- Prevent or surmount crises, conflicts and disasters
- Create universal access to resources and services
- Promote sustainable economic growth
- Support transitions to democratic, market-based economy systems
- Help shape globalisation that favours development, safeguards the environment and is socially acceptable
UNESCO strives to build networks among nations that enable solidarity by mobilizing for education, building intercultural understanding, pursuing scientific cooperation and protecting freedom of expression.Through its field offices, UNESCO develops strategies, programmes and activities in consultation with national authorities and other partners. UNESCO also operates a number of specialized institutes and centres.
Since 2012, UNESCO has led over 17 projects in Libya with a budget amounting to US$71.968.868. These projects contribute to support development in the fields of higher education, scientific research, and promote freedom, political education and participation of youth civil organizations.
The French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development (MAEDI) leads the country’s development policies worldwide. It aims at combating poverty and promoting sustainable development in an economic, social and environmental perspective. France’s cooperation and development policy seeks to fulfill four complementary objectives:
- Promoting peace, stability, human rights and gender equality
- Equity, social justice and human development
- Sustainable economic development that ensures employment
- Preservation of the environment and of global public resources
UNICEF’s involvement in Libya has focused in on the key areas of education, child protection and early childhood development, as well as on generating data that will help inform policies that promote human rights and advance social protection through improved governance. UNICEF also strengthened and diversified its strategic partnerships with civil society organizations (CSOs) and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) active at national and subnational levels.
The École nationale d’administration (ENA) (National School of Administration) is one of the French most prestigious French graduate schools. It was created in 1945 by Charles de Gaulle to democratise access to the senior civil service. It is now entrusted with the selection and initial training of senior French officials. The ENA has developed cooperation actions. In fact, ENA has partnered with the CIL project in order to provide trainings to Libyan public servants.
The Center for Training and Decentralization Support (CFAD) aims to provide training to public servants in regional and communal administrations. It organizes seminars and research days aimed at educating civil servants on topics related to local governance. The CFAD provided us with the offices to prepare the trainings to Libyan public servants.
ACTED (Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development)
ACTED is a non-governmental organization with its headquarters in Paris, founded in 1993, that currently operates in over 30 countries around the world. Independent, private and not-for-profit, ACTED respects a strict political and religious impartiality and operates according to principles of non-discrimination and transparency. ACTED’s vocation is to support vulnerable populations affected by wars, natural disasters and/or economic and social crises, and to accompany them in building a better future, thus contributing to the Millennium Development Goals.
ACTED has been operating in Libya since March of 2011 and has established offices in Tripoli, Benghazi, Misrata and Sirte. Over the last year ACTED has supported over 300,000 beneficiaries through a combination of emergency programmes including food and non-food distributions, cash injections, cash for work programmes, school repairs, bakery support, damaged shelter assessments and a nationwide schools assessment.