Civic Forum Institute

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Civic Forum Institute (CFI) "is committed to principles of democratic, transparent organization and the empowerment of all people to contribute to improving their social, legal, economic and political conditions.

"The CFI consists of a diverse, community based General Assembly of 20 who met annually to elect a 5 member Board of Directors and a 3 member Control Committee.

"We work in diverse partnership arrangements with local Community Based Organisations (CBOs) & international Non Government Organizations (NGOs). Some of the groups we have worked with recently include: the Friedrich Naumann Foundation, USA Aid through Tamkeen, Ireland Aid, the Konrad Adenaur Foundation, the National Democratic Institute, National Endowment for Democracy, etc." [1]

"Civic Forum Institute (CFI) was founded in 1995 as a grassroots civic education program managed by the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI), as part of that organization’s efforts to support and strengthen a democratic Palestinian society in the West Bank, Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem.

"In June 1998, CFI formally established itself as an independent Palestinian organization and on 23 August 1998 CFI was registered in Jerusalem. CFI is also registered as a non-profit organization in the Palestinian Authority controlled areas according to the Law of NGOs signed by President Arafat in February 2000." [2]


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  1. Home Page, Civic Forum Institute, accessed August 22, 2007.
  2. About Civic Forum Institute, Civic Forum Institute, accessed August 22, 2007.
  3. Contacts, accessed August 22, 2007.
  4. Donors, Civic Forum Institute, accessed August 22, 2007.