Women in Diaspora Libya 2017

In April 2017, The Hague Academy for Local Governance convened in Tunisia a group of Libyan women activists. The tailor-made training titled, “Empowering Libyan women in diaspora,” was part of the Nuffic MENA Scholarship Programme (MSP) financed by The Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and in cooperation with CILG-VNG International.


  1. The first goal was to design an advocacy strategy by working in group on pre-identified topics. Participants were introduced to the different steps in developing an advocacy strategy. The training focused therefore as well on gaining more insight in the own sources of power and on how to realize change within their own circle of influence. The progress of the participants’ action plans were monitored at different moments after the 5 day training.
  2. The second goal of this training was to establish a pool of ‘change makers’ as this is a unique opportunity for Libyan women with different backgrounds to meet. This training was a first step to align the participants’ interests and to build collaboration between them.


A five day training was delivered from 3 to 7 April 2017 in Hammamet, Tunisia for 16 Libyan female participants. The 1st and the 2nd of April 2017 a two day advanced Training of Trainers was held for 5 Libyan women, selected out of the group of 16 participants.


  • CILG-VNG International