Support Program for Democratic Urban Governance and Peacebuilding – Libya & Tunisia.

The Support Program for Urban Democratic Governance and Peacebuilding in Libya and Tunisia
addresses the needs of local authorities and organizations of civil society, and helps the political
transition and decentralization process triggered by the Revolutions of 2011 in Tunisia and Libya.

Start Date 
15/07/2013

End Date
31/10/2015

Status
Achieved

Countries
Tunisie – Lybie

The Support Program for Urban Democratic Governance and Peacebuilding in Libya and Tunisia addresses the needs of local authorities and organizations of civil society, and helps the political transition and decentralization process triggered by the Revolutions of 2011 in Tunisia and Libya.

This program started in Tunisia with the implementation of a pilot phase. It initiated activities to support municipalities and funded pilot projects dedicated to the principles of urban democratic governance. It is developed into five principle components :

  • Supporting the decentralization process launched by the national structures in both countries
  • Capacity building of communes in the field of local governance
  • Capacity building of the local network of associations and supporting the role of youth and women
  • Supporting social peace
  • Reinforcing the Tunisian-Libyan cross-border cooperation.

This program is funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

  • In Tunisia, the program’s partners are:
    • The Ministry of the Interior– General Directorate of Local Authorities
    • The Ministry of Finance
    • The Training and Support Center for Decentralization
    • The National Federation of Tunisian Cities

    In Libya, our partners are essentially the communes:

    • North Eastern Zone : Ghariane (South of Tripoli), Khoms, Zolten, Zouara, Tarhouna (South West of Tripoli)
    • Eastern Zone : El Qobbah, Tobruk, Toukra, Benghazi
    • Southern Zone : Barak Chati, Idri Chatti, Gardha Chatti
    • South Western Zone : Nalout, Wazen
  • Support for decentralization
  • Support for urban, democratic governance
  • Support for civil society
  • Mechanisms of dialogue and conflict management
  • Strategic urban planning
Support Program for Democratic Urban Governance and Peacebuilding – Libya & Tunisia.