We are working in 12 Arab countries with 9 national networks (with an extended membership of 250 CSOs from different backgrounds) and 23 NGO members.
ANND plays an important role in enhancing knowledge and capacities among civil society organizations in the Arab region in the field of policies of economic and social rights. It applies the "learning by doing" methodology through the involvement of members and affiliated organizations in the international mechanisms for the acquiring of knowledge.
In partnership with the Handicap International - Jordan and NUJEN - Iraq, funded by the European Union, ANND implements a three year project that aims to empower disabled and injured Syrians, in order to support the emergency of creating a “Syrian Civil Society Disability Movement”. To reach the goal, ANND identified groups and leaders and trained them on how to: advocate and plan their rights, develop their technical organizational capacity and network, conduct awareness raising sessions and create their own ID and become a formal group. For more info about the project (how it started, its goals and some personal stories) tap hereRead more
Given that shrinking space for civil society is a common challenge in the Arab region, ANND highlights the importance of an empowering and enabling environment for civil society which includes, besides the relevant legal framework, the access to resources and information, the respect of fundamental freedoms including the right to assembly and of expression as key elements for the democratic enhancement of the role of CSOs.Read more