Launch of “Jamaity.org”: The largest NGO Platform in Tunisia
Yesterday, a group of international non-governmental organisations, the European Union, the British Council and the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network (EMHRN), launched a new 100% NGO platform, the most important of its kind in Tunisia.
During a press conference open to the public, the partner organisations presented the final draft of Jamaity.org portal, the first entity of its kind in Tunisia, gathering all information (still fragmented to-date) from different ministerial and international NGOs’ websites.
This portal is the outcome of a collaborative effort among different partners, designed to give the members of the portal an evolutionary character. Jamaity.org also aims to be a privileged space, mapping out available opportunities in terms of capacity-building and funding. This portal aims to make hierarchically-structured information accessible, both in terms of language (bilingual portal) and content.
The press conference was held in Tunis in the presence of His Excellency Hamish Cowell, the UK Ambassador; Michel Mouchiroud, Head of Civil Society to the European Union, Marc Schade-Poulsen, EMHRN Executive Director, Sadem Jebali, Project Manager at the British Council and Lamia Grar, Executive Director of the Arab Institute for Human Rights.
Jamaity.org aims to be the 100% pure NGO platform, to ease up access to information by a large diversity of Tunisia’s civil society actors.
The portal can be visited at Jamaity.org. It will be progressively developed in the coming months by a team that will work under EMHRN’s supervision.
More specifically, the Jamaity.org initiative entails:
- An online resource center: for digital documentation, sharing of experiences, publication of community projects outcomes – sorted by theme and geographical location, a database listing NGOs (addresses, contacts), a database of trainers by specialty and geographical location ;
- A geo-referenced database of NGO-generated projects: including all projects funded by international organisations, in cooperation with NGOs in Tunisia since January 2011;
- A geo-referenced database of Tunisian Civil Society: initially composed by an updated version of listings from founding members and donors operating in Tunisia, and supplemented later with info provided by newly coming NGOS via a membership-based system into the platform ;
- An interactive calendar of events related to civil society;
- A privileged space for NGOs displaying activities by the different partner organisations.