Many of the youth-led revolutions of the “Arab Spring” emerged from common grounds. The high levels of corruption, autocratic political systems, high unemployment rates (around 30%), and high levels of education led to social movements for structural change and more inclusion by, and for youth in the MENA region. As a result, a number of governments in the Arab World are undergoing significant transformations, which has created a space for improvement in a more fragile and unstable environment than before. Indeed, now that there is a democratic trend in several of the countries that have undergone these revolutions, more than ever youth need to be equipped with the tools and the skills to help address the challenges caused by these incomplete revolutions. They must be able to contribute to systematic reforms that will ensure stability and good governance. This situation is an opportunity for civil society to be more active and create effective and empowered citizen participation.
The Global Youth Anti Corruption (GYAC) Network has the capacity to help foster this demand for better governance in a way that suits the MENA region’s actors for change.
In this context, the GYAC network will organize a 2-3 day forum in Beirut, under the supervision of its GCB and with the collaboration of the Lebanese Transparency Association (LTA) and the World Bank Institute.
This Forum will bring together, and build the capacity of young activists from the MENA region who will be empowered to take the lead in mobilizing people for change.
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> LTA is looking for Journalists on the Corruption Investig@tor Project. View details
> LTA is looking for a Program Manager for the Lebanese Advocacy and Legal Advice Center (LALAC). View details
> LTA is looking for a Legal Assistant for the Lebanese Advocacy and Legal Advice Center (LALAC). View details
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> On February 6th, LTA and Transparency International -UK Chapter- have jointly hosted the launch of "the Middle East and North Africa Report of the Government Defence Anti-Corruption Index". Press Release Media Coverage
> Le Commerce du Levant Magazine in cooperation with LTA has published a special issue denouncing corruption in Lebanon. Article Brief
> LTA organized the Anti- Corruption Day entitled: “Anti Corruption Day: Lebanese status and the necessary reform steps” on December 09, 2012 under the high patronage of his Excellency the President of the Republic of Lebanon, General Michel SLEIMAN. Press Release
> On November 28, the Lebanese Transparency Association held its annual General Assembly and elect a new board of Directors. Press release
> Access to Information Survey Report. The Report