File - Activists and members of civil society organizations hold banners during a protest calling to ease tension in Tripoli, Saturday, March 22, 2014. (The Daily Star/Antoine Amrieh)
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The collapse of the state, the migration of skilled labor, the destruction of infrastructure during wars and the nonexistent state intervention in the social sector, among other economic and social challenges, have all given rise to individual aid interventions, and ultimately, expansion of the so-called civil society organizations in Lebanon.With the public's general distrust of political parties more has been expected from this sector whose role is progressively seen as complementary to that of the government and the private sector.However, it's worth mentioning that the Ottoman law on associations, dated 1909, is the sole law governing Lebanese NGOs.By being more and more dynamic and influential, the role and impact of civil society in the last two decades are being reshaped as world societies are changing drastically.Back in Lebanon, empowering while putting in order our dynamic civil society sector to become a full partner for development with the public and private sectors has become an urgent need amid the various and never-ending challenges facing the country at the economic, social, political and human levels. Otherwise, the civil society sector in Lebanon will remain a lost continent, leaving its main actors in total disarray and isolated.
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