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The role and importance of civil society


The Arab Foundation for Development & Citizenship (AFDC) has participated in a training workshop organised by The Syrian Activists Network (SYAN) for its members in order to enhance the skills that interests them. AFDC organised sessions for the members of SYAN on the importance of Civil Society and how to deal with its organisations.

During the two days of the workshop the concept of civil society and its background were addressed as well as the reality of civil society in Syria under the one party rule, which has almost abolished its role; leading citizen to form groups than wouldn’t usually come under civil society and having to deal with them as civil society organisation as a result of the lack of suitable alternatives.

The workshop also covered the mechanisms of managing civil society organisations and the different activities they can provide to meet their social goal.

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