Needs assessment for post-conflict reentry
A multinational company requested assistance in generating information on local community needs in Libya, as part of the process of developing a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategy, used to map and plan future reentry.
By conducting interviews across 21 cities in Libya, and building on previously collected data on needs in Libya, We provided a comprehensive dataset and assessment of community needs, proposed entry mitigation outline.
The research has contributed to developing an understanding of the needs in communities in Libya, in turn constituting the foundation of a comprehensive CSR strategy to meet these needs.
With Sudan still ranking as the 138th state out of 162 countries in the Gender Inequality Index, millions of women face economic and political exclusion. These challenges are especially exacerbated amongst refugee women. As such, changing perceptions and attitudes, and ensuring vulnerable women and girls have access to opportunities is a long-term effort, which can only be achieved by involving local stakeholders and civil society organizations currently playing an active role in the development of their communities and their country.
Voluntas is expanding geographically. Earlier this year, we established a partnership with Sudan Polling and Statistics Center (SPSC). Dana Fuentes, a senior associate with Voluntas who until recently was based in Tunis, relocated to Sudan last month to support our expanding presence in the country. Dana will be supported by Nada Elamin. We will be opening an office in Khartoum in the coming months.