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Founded Febraury 25th, 2011 in response to the call for democracy in Libya, the New Libya Foundation serves to nurture democratic foundations through the building of Libyan civil society from the ground up. The most vital element of a new Libya is a society that is able to determine the course of its future, and contribute in setting the priorities of its governing body. No call to democratic governance can be realized until people organize to address their concerns and aspirations.

The Libyan people have taken on the cause of building their nation and empowering citizens. The New Libya Foundation is working to provide the resources and means necessary to build the civic institutions of the new Libya and generations to come.

Our Mission
Nurture the successful development of civil society organizations in Libya through training, education, access to resources and financial assistance. Our vision is broad with our immediate focus on: Civic engagement, inclusiveness, and association.

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Social Networking Event

 

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On Wednesday 18/12/2013, the civil society institution hosted an event with the title Transparency. The audience was complete with people filled with joy and hope for Libya.

Above are some photos of activities during the event.

Thank you for all those involved with us in this event, hoping to see you all again in out upcoming events.

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Persons With Disabilities Rights

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The civil society incubator center , Hosted PWD (Persons With Disabilities) on Wednesday 7/10/2013. Discussing their right within the new Libya. The meeting took place in the DRC (Democracy Resource Centre) in partnership with IFES (International Foundation for Electoral Systems) and was attended by 12 people eager to influence the rights of the handicapped in Libya.

Above are some photos of event.

Thank you all for you participation, hope to see you all in our upcoming events.

 

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The Incubator institution of civil society organized a clean-up campaign

 

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The civil society incubator center, Nurtures the successful development of civil society organizations in Libya. However, the center does not only help Libya through its organizations it also helps it directly. In August 2013, The civil society incubator center, organized a cleanup campaign to raise awareness about the importance of the contribution of citizens to  maintain their city clean. This activity is part of a monthly program which is carried out by members of our own Incubator, where such activities designed to make a quick impact on the community and motivate the citizens to contribute to the development of their community

A very special thank you to Mr. Taha for allowing us to use the images above that represent the work.

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In July 2013, a very special guest came to the  civil society incubator center. Ambassador Debra Jones meet with  some representatives from the organization

A very special thanks to Ambassador Jones

Please stop by at any time.

 

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Incubator Center Member Orientation

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The Incubator held the first member orientation event last night. In a rather “romantic” candle-light setting, the first hour brought introductions and shared hopes to the group. The following hour brought memories of grade school as members (rather diplomatically) selected their desks and office mates for the next six months. Many members were releived to have conversations about common challenges and hopes in their work. The consensus was that no one expects the road ahead for civil society and Libya to be easy, but this was one group that was willing to give give everything they had to see the country into brighter and more prosperous days. We’ll be sharing more detailed information about member organizations in the weeks ahead, God willing.

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Launch of the Civil Society Incubator Center

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The launch event on 7/7/2013 was a successful and pleasurable occasion attended by those whom have been most committed to the support of Libyan civil society. We’d like to extend a special thank you to Tripoli civil society for attendance on this occasion, and to the International Non-Profits that joined. From the GNC, the Hon. Mohamed Ali Abdallah, and the Hon. Ala Mgarief. From the Government, Mr. Abdurrahman Arebi, President of the Civil Society Support Center, and Ms. Lamia Bousidra, Deputy Minister of Media and Information. A very special thank you to H.E. Ambassador of the United States of America, Deborah Jones, H.E. Ambassador of Canada, Michael Grant, H.E. Ambassador of the Netherlands, Antonius Lansink, H.E. Ambassador of Germany, Christian Much for their generous attendance and attention to Libyan civil society. As always, we’d like to thank the team and LITC and IFES for their generous support, thank you to the businessmen and women whom attended on Saturday, and finally, thank you to our friends and neighbors whom opened the Center with us.

The Incubator holds similar monthly networking events for CSOs with guests from internationals organizations, decision makers, potential donors and other stakeholders. The intent of these networking events is to bring together parties that can provide the resources and connections to advance the causes of member CSOs, and citizens at large.

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Misurata Leadership in Civil Society Program

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The Leadership in Civil Society (LCS) Program, launched on March 24 and began with three weeks of intensive seminars. The first week was a workshop covering Project Management, the second week focused on Leadership, and the third was Civil Society & Democracy.
The participants experienced a rigorous and productive introduction to the Leadership in Civil Society (LCS) program. These initial workshops were followed by individual meetings with participants and center project managers.  This allowed specialized assistance to the needs of each participating civil society organization. Meeting the individual needs of these organizations creates a foundation for the future management abilities these organizations.

The LCS program use Project Cycle Management (PCM) and the Logical Framework Approach (LFA) to instruct the essentials of creating fruitful programs from start to finish. In conjunction with instruction of PCM and the LFA, the LCS maintains a mentorship with participant CSOs. This allows CSOs to utilize their newly acquired skills to efficiently construct programs. The use of these systematic approaches to program management aims to promote local ownership and enhance the role of stakeholders in the planning and accountability process.

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Misurata Incubator Center Opens

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The Leadership in Civil Society (LCS) program opened its Incubator Center (IC) in Misurata on April 17th in response to growing demand by the city’s budding civil society organizations.  The Misurata IC is an expansion of the leadership agenda in Tripoli, while maintaining a focus on Misurata’s unique needs. This center is designed to serve civil society organizations, while empowering leaders in the community.  The selection of participants was competitive among the number of highly committed and qualified applicants.

The new Misurata IC offers more opportunities for a wider range of civil society organizations to interact and collaborate.  Future collaborations include a partnership with the Arab Forum for Citizenship In Transition, which will aid future projects regarding the citizenship of Libyans.  The IC will operate until August 2013 and will conduct programs to enhance the capacity of organizations that work to improve the future of Libyan society through the implementation of monthly programs.

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The Democracy Resource Center Launch

This month, the NLF will launch the DRC (Democracy Resource Center) in our new offices located in Hay Al-Andulus.  The NLF will operate the DRC in conjunction with the IFES (International Foundation for Electoral Systems) to educate the Libyan people about the election process and its vital role in enhancing civil society.  The objectives of the DRC include educating and empowering civil society to make an informed Constitutional Commission vote through engaging the GNC and HNEC (High National Election Commission).

The DRC will engage in various activities to promote the democratic process in with the inclusion of Libyan civil society.  These activities include monthly roundtables and sit-ins on meetings with HNEC commissioners and members of the GNC Election Committee members to promote greater inclusiveness and understanding of the election process and transparency.  Monthly Quick Impact Projects increase voter education through community-based projects in partnership with CSOs, the HNEC Public Outreach team, and the Tripoli local council.  Monthly Workshops assist vulnerable constituencies on how to increase voter impact through advocacy, use of media, public outreach, lobbying, and effective project planning and execution.  Monthly networking events also engage these vulnerable constituencies by creating connections with fellow constituencies, donors, the government, parliament, and key stakeholders.

In addition to these monthly activities, the DRC will maintain a computer lab and library within the Center’s seminar hall that provides access to various constituencies on a daily basis. The DRC will also support moderated community dialogue between voters and election candidates that facilitate access to information about both candidates and voters.  The NLF blog and DRC Facebook page will keep users throughout Libya involved and informed about the latest events and information from the Democracy Resource Center.

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NLF to launch CSO Incubator in March

Borrowing from the very successful “business incubator” model, the NLF civil society incubator center is an innovative approach toward supporting the healthy and successful development of Libyan civil society through Libya’s democratic transition.

Statistics from the US Small Business Administration reveal that successful completion of a business incubation program increases the likelihood that a startup company will stay in business for the long term: studies found 87% of incubator graduates stayed in business, in contrast to 44% of all firms. Likewise, in civil society, decades of research consistently indicate that the more operational support a new non-profit receives early on, the greater the likelihood that it will survive, prosper, and have a significant impact.

Made possible by generous sponsorship from the people at the Libyan International Telecommunications Company who believed in this fresh idea, the New Libya Foundation will be launching the first civil society incubator in Tripoli, Libya, in March of 2013. The center will provide member organizations with:

Office Space
Wireless internet
Printers and other technology
Regular development workshops
English classes
Networking events
Access to donors
Access to GNC and HNEC representatives
Training and seminar facility
Meeting rooms
Member community based projects
Staff mentorship and support

A Six month membership cost ranges between 100-600LYD for registered Libyan CSOs. Members will be selected based on activity level, the ability to provide value for under-represented constituencies (such as women, youth, the physically disabled, ethnic minorities, and the socially or politically persecuted), and critical advocacy for post-conflict transition and institution building.

For inquiries about the incubator, or to request an application, please message Isam Saidi at nlf.recruitment@gmail.com with “incubator” as the subject heading.

Look out for another blog entry with incubator launch event details, including opening date.