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Libyan activists gather in Djerba to participate in CEPPS/IFES' Disability Action Plan Roundtable.
Libyan activists gather in Djerba to participate in CEPPS/IFES' Disability Action Plan Roundtable.
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USAID assistance helps to strengthen Libyan national and local government institutions, rule of law, the constitutional process, and elections and voter education. Despite the political conflict, USAID continues to provide an array of targeted assistance to build support for and enhance confidence in a stable, democratic Libyan government.  This includes support for credible, transparent and inclusive electoral, political, and governing processes in Libya.  USAID is helping to strengthen the ability of civil society and citizens to participate in the creation and adoption of a new constitution and the conduct of fair and peaceful elections, as well as helping make citizens’ voices heard in the decisions of their government.  In areas recovering from recent conflict, USAID is supporting community reconciliation and recovery through community engagement and municipal council strengthening.  USAID does this through the following programs:

LIBYA GOVERNANCE AND CIVIL SOCIETY PROGRAM (LGCS)

LGCS, locally known as Taqarib, supports Libya’s political transition by strengthening the pillars of a stable, democratic, and responsive Libyan state. The program works to empower local governments, reinforce community bonds, promote citizen engagement in public dialogue and prioritization within public resource allocations. The program also links enhancements to service delivery at the municipal level with national efforts to improve the execution of decentralization policy and to advance evidence-based reforms. The period of performance is 2019-2023.

Libya Governance and Civil Society Program (LGCS) Factsheet

 

LIBYA ELECTIONS AND LEGISLATIVE STRENGTHENING ACTIVITY (LELSA)

LELSA increases the capacity of Libya’s election bodies to effectively and transparently manage electoral processes. It improves voter and civic education and supports civil society - particularly ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, women, and youth - to take an active role in advocacy and political processes. The period of performance is 2018-2022.

Libya Elections and Legislative Strengthening Activity (LELSA) - NDI Factsheet

Libya Elections and Legislative Strengthening Activity (LELSA) - IFES Factsheet

 

PROMOTING LEADERSHIP AND ACTIVISM OF YOUTH (PLAY) FOR PEACE IN LIBYA 

The Conflict Management and Mitigation (CMM) program, Promoting Leadership and Activism of Youth (PLAY) for Peace in Libya (or “PLAY for Peace”), works towards reducing the likelihood of violence in Tawergha, Bani Walid, and Misrata by promoting reconciliation through positive interaction and strengthening youth to youth relationships, and promoting youth civic participation in each of the three cities.

Promoting Leadership and Activism of Youth (PLAY) for Peace in Libya - PLAY for Peace Factsheet

 

LIBYA CONSENSUS BUILDING ACTIVITY (LCB)

LCB fosters an engaged citizenry and brings communities together to discuss and reach consensus on key issues of citizen concern, such as the constitution drafting process, minority rights, countering hate speech, and positive youth engagement. LCB was completed in December 2019.

Libya Consensus Building Activity (LCB) Factsheet

Last updated: September 03, 2021

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