Lebanese Republic
17 December 2017
Publications
Practical Guides linked to Trainings - Afkar II
Issue Date: November 2017
Source: AFKAR II
Type: Book

Practical Guides linked to Trainings - Afkar II

The objective of this guide is to provide Lebanese Civil Society Organisations with a set of tools that help identify the main steps necessary for smooth preparation of project proposals and a sound management of awarded projects.

Some may wonder about the usefulness of setting up discussion groups where representatives from the civil society participate in order to talk about sensitive topics, changing in their course leads to diverse problems. Others may go further in doubting and fear what is called elitism in this kind of activity. The justification of these two positions is summarized by the hidden desire to reach, in a shortest time, complete solutions and tangible results for any activity, especially when it tries to promote the concept of the State of Law and Citizenship, and to encourage dialogue away from violence and discrimination.


The Office of the Minister of State for Administrative Reform have organized, between January 2008 and April 2009, eight round tables or dialogue workshops, planned by Emergence European Society, and falling under Afkar 2** program. During these workshops, discussions took place about substantive issues strongly related to the spirit of the program itself, in one hand, and to the interests of the Lebanese Civil Society and its organizations, in the other hand. These workshops succeed to attract more than 300 participants despite security and political hard situations that were encompassing. Seminars were covered successively by media and posted on AFKAR 2 program website

Le programme AFKAR pour le renforcement de la société civile libanaise constitue une nouvelle étape dans le parcours du travail administratif et du travail de développement du Bureau du Ministre d’Etat pour la Réforme Administrative. Financé par un don de l’Union européenne, ce programme a établi des liens solides entre les secteurs public et associatif, tout en posant la pierre angulaire d’un véritable partenariat entre deux pôles du développement et de la réforme.

Le succès de ce programme, qui a financé et suivi les projets présentés par 16 ONG, est dû au fait qu’il a inclus deux dimensions : une administrative basée sur la distribution des subventions selon des conditions et des procédures standard, et une autre relative au développement, à la pensée et à l’être humain, qui a encouragé les initiatives des ONG libanaises actives dans le domaine des droits de l’homme et du citoyen.

Le soutien apporté par le programme AFKAR ne s’est pas limité uniquement aux domaines financier (subventions) et technique (suivi de la période d’exécution, formations contribuant au renforcement des capacités des ONG dans la gestion des projets et des ressources humaines ainsi que l’adoption

des techniques de communication et de formation de réseaux), mais a également réussi à créer un espace de dialogue, d’interaction et d’échange d’expériences et de connaissances entre les différentes composantes de la société civile libanaise à travers des tables rondes thématiques.

Après avoir joué un rôle actif dans l’organisation de ces activités à la fois théoriques et pratiques, l’ONG européenne Emergences a rassemblé les actes de ces tables rondes dans un seul livre

AFKAR - a dialogue and partnership program
Issue Date: September 2017
Source: AFKAR1
Type: Book

This book presents the projects funded by Afkar 1 in general , in addition to  the main findings of this program  and the associations concerned .

AFKAR- a space for reunion and dialogue
Issue Date: September 2017
Source: AFKAR II
Type: Magazine
AFKAR - the dialogue of life
Issue Date: September 2017
Source: AFKAR II
Type: Magazine
The Lebanese civil society -issues and perspectives
Issue Date: September 2017
Source: AFKAR II
Type: Book

Some may wonder about the usefulness of setting up discussion groups where representatives from the civil society participate in order to talk about sensitive topics, changing in their course leads to diverse problems. Others may go further in doubting and fear what is called elitism in this kind of activity. The justification of these two positions is summarized by the hidden desire to reach, in a shortest time, complete solutions and tangible results for any activity, especially when it tries to promote the concept of the State of Law and Citizenship, and to encourage dialogue away from violence and discrimination.


The Office of the Minister of State for Administrative Reform have organized, between January 2008 and April 2009, eight round tables or dialogue workshops, planned by Emergence European Society, and falling under Afkar 2** program. During these workshops, discussions took place about substantive issues strongly related to the spirit of the program itself, in one hand, and to the interests of the Lebanese Civil Society and its organizations, in the other hand. These workshops succeed to attract more than 300 participants despite security and political hard situations that were encompassing. Seminars were covered successively by media and posted on AFKAR 2 program website

On the threshold of AFKAR III
Issue Date: September 2017
Source: AFKAR II
Type: Magazine
AFKAR II- the impact and the changing concept
Issue Date: September 2017
Source: AFKAR II
Type: Magazine
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