Civil Initiatives Libya (CIL) is a project encompassing actions towards Civil Society, Youth and Local Governance (for more information on all activities related to local governance, click on the banner above).
Civil Initiatives Libya (CIL) was originally a two year project (2012-2013) funded by EuropeAid and implemented by a consortium of international NGOs: ACTED, CESVI and PIN. A second phase of the project is being implemented since 2014 by ACTED. CIL has now become an umbrella of projects, financed by multiple donors: EuropeAid, SIDA, UNESCO, SDC, and the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
One of CIL’s main aims is to contribute to the emergence of an inclusive and sustainable civil society, participating efficiently in the political transition and social and economic development in Libya. More specifically, it strives to strengthen the capacity of emerging CSOs to deliver services and contribute to the promotion of good governance in Libya and help build a vibrant, active and independent civil society in Libya.
Ever since its beginning, Civil Initiatives Libya (CIL) has been paying a specific attention to the role and needs of the youth, which represent a key component of the Libyan civil society.
Four multi-purpose resource centers for emerging CSOs were set-up (Benghazi, Tripoli, Misrata and Sabha) to support the development of newly established CSOs in Libya. Each center enables CSOs to access equipped office space, training rooms, individual coaching & advisory services, as well as a documentation center. Through providing a space in which CSOs interact with each other, the resource centers facilitates the establishment of partnerships between CSOs operating in Libya.