Arab Renaissance for Democracy and Development

Arab Renaissance for Democracy and Development

The Role of Civil Society in Jordan

Thursday, May 19, 2016

In recent years, since the onset of the Syria Crisis, Jordanian civil society’s role has increased and developed rapidly. Due to the protracted nature of the crisis, there has been a call for duty-bearers and stakeholders to explore more long-term and durable solutions. It is within the context of this crisis that several realities have become increasingly apparent, especially when looking at the intersection between civil society, government actors, and the donor community. The purpose of this dialogue is to address the following key issues: • Balancing the long-term needs of the Syria response with the current availability of funding which is steadily declining. • The need to reassess funding strategies to incorporate a diverse group of humanitarian and development actors, particularly on a local level. • Improving coordination mechanisms and increasing dialogue between key stakeholders responding to the crisis [i.e. national nongovernmental organizations (NNGOs), international NGOs (INGOs), government actors, donors, and community-based organizations (CBOs)].

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