In this issue, Floresca Karanàsou, INTRAC Principal Consultant Middle East North Africa, discusses highlights from the Arab Foundations Forum’s annual meeting.

Our guest contribution by Abdulhamid Qabbani, a specialist in conflict resolution and sustainable peace, looks at the role of local civil society actors in Syria.

Elsewhere, there are updates on important initiatives that INTRAC staff and associates have been involved in recently, including training Saudi consultants to work with non-profit organisations; capacity building with NCA Afghanistan and its national partners; and coaching support for Freedom from Torture UK.

There’s also much more to read – find out about our upcoming webinar and online discussion forum on sustaining civic action with speakers from the Ford Foundation, CIVICUS Monitor and the Caribbean Natural Resources Institute; a free-access virtual special issue on the SDGs from Development in Practice; and a new blog on INGOs’ support for social accountability initiatives.



INTRAC Newsletter October 2017

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