Arab NGO Network For Development
The Arab NGO Network for Development (ANND) is a regional network working in 10 Arab countries with seven national networks and 23 NGO members. ANND was initiated in 1997 and had its secretariat office in Beirut since 2000.
ANND’s program work focuses on advocating for social and economic rights in the Arab region. It works in three main areas:(1) development policies in the region, (2) social and economic reform agendas and the role of international and regional organizations, (3) economic and trade liberalization policies and its social and economic implications.
On a horizontal level, ANND addresses issues of peace and security in the region. ANND advocates for more sound and effective socio-economic reforms in the region, which integrate the concepts of sustainable development, gender justice, and the rights-based approach.
ANND’s program tools and strategies include: networking, capacity building and sharing, provision of research and information materials, advocacy strengthening, coalition building, monitoring, evaluation, and engagement with policy-making processes and related institutions among civil society groups.
Objectives of program interventions: - Enhancing and strengthening civil society advocacy on social and economic policymaking making processes - Opening channels of influence for civil society organizations in the Arab region in policy-making processes, on the national, regional, and global levels - Enhancing availability and production of indigenous resource material and research in the Arab region
Regional and global policy processes of interest to ANND: -League of Arab States processes: the Economic, Development, and Social Summit specifically. - Aid Effectiveness Process - Financing for Development Process - UN process on the Economic and Financial Crisis - Climate change negotiations under the UNFCCC - MDGs review process - Euro-Mediterranean Partnership process and the Union for the Mediterranean -The International Civil Society Forum for Democracy