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May 3, 2017

In Tripoli, about 20 young people gather infrequently on Saturdays to discuss their work in youth oriented civil society organizations and student unions and how to play a role in achieving reconciliation among Libyans.

Libyan women participate in USAID economic empowerment program
April 15, 2017

LWEE releases the untapped economic potential of women entrepreneurs and enables more women to contribute to Libya’s economic growth and political stability. LWEE economically empowers women through business training and access to financing, enabling them to participate in Libya’s formal economy. LWEE creates women-owned business associations for networking and builds more effective market linkages. LWEE enhances the role of women in the economy, increases stability within communities, and improves the livelihoods of women who have participated in the program. 

March 29, 2017

Since the Libyan revolution and ensuing conflict erupted in 2011, damage, theft, and alleged sabotage has plagued the infrastructure in Libya, resulting in power outages and basic challenges for a stable life.

Libyan man buys desert truffles, called Terfaaz, in Tripoli. Terfaaz mushrooms are considered a delicacy in Libya and can be found in arid parts of western Libya between the months of August and February.
February 14, 2017

PSES uses applied research to refine and test hypotheses that allow for active and effective private-sector contribution to peace in Libya. The hypotheses are premised on the idea that private sector actors, in collaboration with governmental institutions and local communities, can become agents of peace by finding solutions that meet Libyan private sector and consumer needs for stable markets, functional supply chains, and viable commercial infrastructure. Through pilot engagements, the project will test whether certain types of private sector activities produce greater improvements in the public’s faith in government and public safety. This analysis will help support Libyan-led solutions that address both new and longstanding drivers of conflict and social marginalization, ideally in inclusive, effective, and sustainable ways.

Transfer of equipment to the municipality of Obari.
February 13, 2017

Stabilization Facility for Libya (SFL) supports the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) by providing tangible ‘quick-wins’ at the local level in the East, South and West of Libya. SFL implements improvements, such as rehabilitating critical infrastructure and restoring basic public services, in close collaboration with local governing institutions.