What We Do
Enabling CSOs in the Region
  • Enabling CSOs in the Region

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.

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  • Syrian Disability Representation Project

    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 here    

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  • Enabling Environment

    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.

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  • Civil Society platform on Agenda 2030
  • The Arab Watch on Informal Labor
  • The Arab NGO Network on Development (ANND) launched the third issue of the Arab Watch on Economic and Social Rights, with a focus on the question of Informal Labor, in two workshops held in each of Beirut and Cairo, which brought together a group of experts, researchers, academics, and civil society activists. The report was produced with the support of Ford Foundation, Diakonia, Swedish Development Cooperation, Norwegian People’s Aid, and IM Sweden. 

    The Arab Watch on Informal Labor



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  • SOLiD-South Mediterranean Social Dialogue
  • SOLiD-South Mediterranean Social Dialogue is a pilot project for the promotion of social dialogue in the Southern Mediterranean Neighborhood. It is a three years programme (2016-2018), financed by the European Union. SOLiD brings together regional and international representatives of social partners as well as a number of relevant partners from the EU.

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  • Annual Study Week On Trade And Investment policies In The Global South
  • The Fifth Study Week on Trade and Investment Policies in South Countries. The Study Week was organized in collaboration with the South Center during the first week of December 2017 in Geneva, Switzerland. The meeting aimed to enhance civil society advocacy on economic policies in the region 

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  • The Arab Watch Report on Economic and Social rights
  • The Arab Watch Report on Economic and Social Rights is published biennially by ANND. The report entails monitoring public policies at the national and regional levels and assessing their impact on specific rights.


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  • The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
  • The Post-2015 development agenda, next-in-line to the MDGs, will be adopted at the United Nations summit that will be held from 25 to 27 September 2015. ANND actively engages with its partners in the process in order to contribute to the design of effective development policies for the Arab region. Along its works, ANND reflects the need for transformative changes to global governance systems and to national policy choices in order to overcome inequality, exclusion and vulnerability.

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