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
The Arab NGO Network for Development organized a support session along with Al- Weam group.Read more
The Arab NGO Network for Development organized a support session for Motahedoon group.Read more
The Arab NGO network along with FINA group organized an awareness session at Doukha (West Bekaa), the session was about Doha’s personal experience.Read more
In cooperation with NPA and SIDA, ANND launches a book on the enabling environment of civil society in the Arab region.Read more
ANND has developed a number of research papers on the implementation of the Istanbul Principles in six Arab countries (Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Sudan, Tunisia), which evaluate the enabling environment for CSOs and the level of their knowledge and ability to adhere to these Principles.Read more
On November 29, 2016, the Egyptian parliament approved the draft law regulating the activity of civil organizations and institutions submitted by MP Abdul Hadi al-Qasabi on September 6, 2016. This was tantamount to a declaration of war on civil society and an attempt to crack down on all active and supportive human rights organizations.Read more
With the new season of ANND publications coming soon, here is a reminder of our key resources issued in the past two years.Read more
Freedom of association is an enabling right that underpins inclusive development. The social movements that have ooded the streets of the Arab Spring have the potential to democratize the state and secure democratic transition. However, Southern Neighbouring coutnries are recording alarming growing levels of shrinking space for civil society, violations of freedom of association and peaceful assembly, coupled with restrictions of the right to access to information and challenges in mobilizing nancial resources.Read more