Civil society plays a critical role in upholding democratic values to contribute to community resilience, from providing public goods and open political spaces, to holding elected authorities and governance systems accountable. PartnersGlobal recognizes the growing importance nascent organizations have in citizen engagement across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, especially in recent years of political transition and civil society growth.
Through the STAND model, PartnersGlobal works with local counterparts to provide developing civil society organizations (CSOs) with the tools they need to address social and economic challenges and build strong civil society networks. PartnersGlobal’s investment in our local counterparts in Partners Yemen, and Kuwaiti organization, en.v, has produced the following results:
By encouraging the development of partnerships among CSOs, PartnersGlobal is laying the foundation for long term community building and putting in place social capital that will sustain beyond the life of the STAND project.