Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
Background: As part of the current 3-year phase of the “Libya Socioeconomic Dialogue Project – SED,” options for a viable economic, state and social model are being integrated into relevant political processes for the transformation of Libya. The three main objectives focus on dialogue between experts from science, politics, business and civil society for the development of options for socio-economic transformation of Libya; capacity development of the stakeholders involved in designing of the options; and ensuring the participation of the population at the municipal level in the development of options.
Objectives and Results: EUSG’s role in the project was capacitating a team of dialogue facilitators in leading forward-looking, constructive socio-economic dialogues and enabling them to disseminate these competencies to the sub-national level through the ToTs. EUSG achieved its goals while paying special attention to structural and cultural considerations.
Afterwards, the dialogue facilitators will go on to establish a structure which can support a new way for Libyans to discuss their future. Introducing principles like inclusiveness, plurality of worldviews and perspectives or concepts like constructive disagreement will help dialogue participants to navigate complex issues, identify communalities and conflicts, identify option alternatives and justify strategic choices for political transformation processes.