Libya Program Updates

December 21, 2016

A first for Libyan women -- Alaa Alshibani -- is the head of the legal department of the country's High National Elections Commission (HNEC). Alshibani, who has been a part of the HNEC since its creation in 2012, is spearheading the commission's progress on electoral law reform. 

September 27, 2016

USAID/Libya partners recently convened a group of women municipal councilors from across Libya as part of their efforts to build and develop a national-level network of women leaders and to launch a Women’s Municipal Council Association. The 4-day workshop, brought together 45 female municipality council members, from west, east, and south of Libya including Tripoli districts, Zawiya, Sabha, Wazen, Sabratha, Tarhouna, Zultin, Kabaw, and Murzug. Three civil society members and four government representatives from the Ministry of Local Governance (MoLG) and Ministry of Foreign Affairs also participated in the event.

September 2, 2016

As a leader in the deaf community with a critical new set of skills, Ramadan now empowers deaf persons in Libya to exercise their right to information, to participate in the electoral process, and to play their role in rebuilding Libya.

USAID supports Libya’s transition to a democratic and peaceful nation.
September 1, 2016

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) supports Libya’s transition to a democratic and peaceful nation. USAID works with civil society, municipal councils, national government, entrepreneurs, and a range of civil society groups, including those representing women and marginalized communities, in their efforts to improve Libyan lives. These partnerships help improve citizen confidence in Libya’s government, both national and local, and support the ongoing democratic transition.

July 12, 2016

The International Foundation for the Electoral System (IFES) recently concluded a 4-day workshop for Libyan Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) with the aim of familiarizing them on Electoral Campaign Finance Monitoring (CFM). The workshop focused on International Best Practices regulating CFM while helping the CSOs develop a methodological framework which would enable them to observe the electoral cycle in Libya. Ad hoc tools to effectively monitor political contributions and spending were also discussed.