CFTA is a member
in The Arab Network for NGOs
The Arab Network for NGOs is an Arab regional developmental
non-profit organization, that has been launched in 1997 during the First Arab
Conference of NGOs held in Cairo, with the participation of more than 1000
representatives of Arab NGOs, Arab major funding organizations such as Arab
Fund Program for Development (AGFUND), as well as Arab Fund for Economic &
Social Development, and United Nations organization.
The official Announcement of Arab Network has been made during
the First General Conference of Arab Network (Lebanon – 2002), after adopting a
stature and opening membership for all the non-governmental developmental
The headquarters of the Arab Network is located in Cairo; its activities extend
to 19 Arab countries, through its elected Board of Trustees and other
organizations that works as focal points.
Membership in the Arab Network for NGOs is opened for Arab NGOs,
Arab experts and individuals concerned with the development of the NGO sector.
In the beginning of 2010, Total number of registered members that have been
accepted by the Board of Trustees reached 1400 Arab organizations and experts
from 19 Arab countries.
Contributing in strengthening the human and institutional
resources of Arab NGOs in order to enable them playing a major role in the
process of sustainable development. This mandate will be implemented according
to scientific guide lines allowing to develop further plans of action designed
to meet the societal needs with a wide popular participation and according to
an ethical code of transparency and accountability".
According to the stature of Arab Network, its main objectives
and missions are summarized in the following:
in reinforcing cooperation, networking, & interaction among federations,
unions, & organizations working in the field of human sustainable
development including Arab, regional, international, & funding institutions
concerned with the same issue
in promoting the Arab voluntary work through the adoption of pilot projects and
programs by federations and organization active in the domain of human
in enhancing the capacity building of federations, unions, and organizations
concerned with the issue of human sustainable development, and raising their
efficiency in achieving their goals.
in promoting the capacity of developmental federations and NGOs to raise &
mobilize the necessary resources and funds in order to implement their projects
& programs addressed to their targeted beneficiaries
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