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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.

In Loving Memory of Intissar Elhsairi

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Launch of Goodwill Charter Media Campaign

The Goodwill Charter Campaign was successfully launched today, June 19th, with exclusive interviews with the campaign team on four major television networks, including the state network “Al-Wataniya”, the more conservative “Al-Nabaa”, the more liberal leaning “Al-ahrar”, and Al-Assema. The campaign was surprisingly received with support across political factions, despite the charter taking hard political [...]

Almithaq Ad Launch.

Appearing on Al Naaba, Libya Al Ahrar and Alassema through July 20th. Much gratitude to Mr. Mohamed Alakkari and the ArtTech team for this generous contribution.

Importance of Political Dialogue

We regret the cancellation of the 5th Networker, scheduled for Saturday, June 14th. The event was to bring together opposing armed factions and moderators as a precursor to the June 19th political dialogue hosted by UNSMIL and the National Dialogue Preparation Committee. Unfortunately, the dialogue has been undermined by parties that made unfounded accusations about [...]

Voters Guide Launch Press Conference


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Tripoli, Sunday, February, 9th, the New Libya Foundation and partner organizations launched the “Voters Guide” (, an online guide revealing the positions of the Constitutional Drafting Assembly candidates on the most critical issues in the constitution. The “Voters Guide” website went live during the press conference, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Closing ceremony for NLF’s first “Leadership in Civil Society” program.

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On July 18, participants, mentors and coaches gathered at the New Libya Foundation incubator to mark the end of the six-month Leadership in Civil Society pilot program . After months of hard work and collaboration, the closing ceremony provided a chance for the entire group to come [...]

Media Workshop

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As Civil society in Libya is beginning to enjoy the freedom of expression and association, it lacks traction to have an impact in responding to community needs. CSOs need public support, funding, volunteers, and expertise, all of which are potentially available within society itself. How can they [...]