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The Foundation for the Future

The Foundation for the Future (FFF) is an independent and multi-lateral non-profit organization which is fully committed to supporting initiatives by Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) aimed at promoting human rights, democratic governance, and reform in the Broader Middle East and North Africa (BMENA) region, while respecting the cultures and traditions of individual countries. The Foundation for the Future was created in 2005 during the second meeting of the Forum for the Future held in Manama, Bahrain in response to calls by CSOs of the region to create a MENA-based mechanism for channeling technical and financial assistance. It is an autonomous institution which, although supported by the Forum, is independent from the Forum’s process. The principle goals of the Foundation are to strengthen democracy, enhance grassroots participation, and enable the peoples of the region to enjoy civil liberties and exercise their human rights as endorsed by international conventions and democratic norms and practices. An empowered civil society is essential to the process of building more just and sustainable societies throughout the region. The Foundation’s regional headquarters and main operational center are currently located in Amman and operate through an agreement signed in March 2008 with the Jordanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. From Amman, it covers an expansive region which includes North Africa, the Levant, the GCC countries, Yemen, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran, and reaches out to several countries of the region through national representatives. The Foundation for the Future is in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations since 2011.

GEF/UNDP Global Environment Facility

The GEF's mission is the protection of the global environment. The Global Environment Facility forges international cooperation and finances actions to address six critical threats to the global environment: biodiversity loss, climate change, degradation of international waters, ozone depletion, land degradation, and persistent organic pollutants (POPs). The underlying rationale for support of all GEF projects is that some global environmental benefit is at stake, and the project seeks to address the threat(s) or need(s) to ensure that the global environmental benefit is conserved, or sustainably used and managed. GEF funds are not substitutes for regular or traditional sources of development funding. GEF financing will always be additional to the funds required for national development, and are solely for the purpose of obtaining global environmental benefits. The GEF is a financial mechanism structured as a trust fund that operates in collaboration and partnership with the three implementing agencies (UNDP, UNEP, and the World Bank). Today the GEF is the largest funder of projects to improve the global environment. Since 1991, GEF has achieved a strong track record with developing countries and countries with economies in transition, providing $8.6 billion in grants and leveraging $36.1 billion in co-financing for over 2,400 projects in more than 165 countries. GEF funds are contributed by donor countries. In 2002, 32 donor countries pledged $3 billion to fund operations through 2006. At the Fourth GEF Assembly in 2006, an additional $3.13 billion was committed.  

Mediterranean Women's Fund

What is the Mediterranean Women's Fund ? The Mediterranean Women’s Fund was created in January 2008 through the initiative of women who have been involved for many years in promoting women’s rights in the Mediterranean region. Starting from their experiences of trying to finance their projects or those of other associations in Algeria, France, Turkey, Morocco and in Palestine, they have found that it is necessary to create a structure in order to provide financial support for the women’s rights movement in the region. The Fund is based on the ethical principles of equality, of secularism and of respect for human beings and for the environment, as well as an engagement to promote peace. It is also based on international legislation concerning human rights and also on a holistic vision of society supported by the women’s movement around the world.

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees

UNRWA (the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East) provides assistance, protection and advocacy for some 4.7 million registered Palestine refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and the occupied Palestinian territory, pending a solution to their plight. UNRWA is funded almost entirely by voluntary contributions from UN member states.


The Belgian development agency, BTC, mobilises its resources and its expertise to eliminate poverty in the world.   BTC contributes to the efforts of the international community and works towards a society that provides present and future generations with sufficient resources to build a sustainable and fair world. Its staff members in Brussels and overseas embody the commitment of the Belgian State and other development partners to international solidarity. They support more than 300 cooperation projects in some 20 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

Global fund for women

The Global Fund for Women is an international network of women and men committed to a world of equality and social justice. We advocate for and defend women.


CARE has been an active participant in relief and development in the West Bank and Gaza since 1948. During this period, CARE's programs have evolved from the direct provision of services, such as the donation of "CARE Packages," to a capacity-building organization that supports Palestinian organizations, including the Palestinian National Authority and local non-governmental organizations. Since 1994, CARE’s program has included interventions in reproductive and public health, women’s empowerment, democratic development, leadership training, community development, fisheries conservation and development, civil society and capacity building.


Urgent Action Fund, as part of women’s rights movements worldwide, supports women's rights defenders striving to create cultures of justice, equality and peace. We provide rapid response grants that enable strategic interventions, and participate in collaborative advocacy and research. We are led by activists, inspired by feminism, and strengthened through solidarity