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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.

Dialogue and Research

Young Leaders and Activists meet with Deputy Secretary of State William J. Burns

Young Leaders and Activists meet with Deputy Secretary of State William J. Burns

All NLF programming is designed in response to research and focus groups in addition to our own programmatic experiences and evaluations. The NLF was one of the first organizations to conduct field assessments and research in Libya. This made us a valuable source of contacts and contextual knowledge for international organizations and diplomatic missions developing their own Libya programs. The development dialogue and research program seeks to empower our programs and all others with timely, relevant and accurate information and feedback to ensure the implementation of responsive and vibrant programming and policy throughout the country.

The New Libya Foundation has organized and implemented more than fifty research missions, online surveys, focus groups, and meetings in the service of good policies and programming.  We use our broad, cross-sector national network to provide program developers and policy makers with access to and feedback from isolated communities such as minorities, youth, women, and the physically disabled, as well as advocates and experts . The relationship is usually mutually beneficial. The extensive information gathering and dialogue that goes into program design and evaluation  helps build trust between local actors and the international community, and improve program efficacy. International actors are also better able to promote other opportunities within their organization through access to these networks.