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Arab Thought Forum

National Network: 
9 Ali Bin Abi Taleb Street P.O.Box 19012 Jerusalem, 91198
Telephone (other): 
E-Mail (2): 
Mobile Phone: 
Organisation Type: 
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment: 
General Information: 

1.Structure of the organisation, including number of staff employed and/or partners
2. Budgetary resources available in a year :300.000 $
3. Sources of funding: Tamkeen, Ford foundation, UNDP, AMAN
4. Modalities of action (concrete projects, exchanges, seminars, scholarships etc.) PLEASE REFER TO atf websit; www.multaqa.org
5. Main partners involved in the organization's projects/activities
• Tamkeen
• National Democratic Institute (NDI)
• Central Elections Commission (CEC)
• Civil Election Committee
• European Union
• Palestinian Legislative Council
• Ministry of Higher Education
• Ministry of Youth and Sport
• Ministry of Information
• Ministry of Local Government
• Ministry of Social Affairs
• Ministry of Housing
• Ministry of Labour
• Ministry of Local Government
• Central Bureau of Statistics
• The Palestinian Union for Disabled
• The Election Committee
• Al-Ayyam Newspaper
• Al-Hayat Al-Jadeda Newspaper
• Al-Quds Newspaper
• Wafa Newspap

Mission and Objectives: 

The Arab Thought Forum believes that building a strong Palestinian civil society is a fundamental requirement of statehood, and that Palestinian people need to play their role as active participants in the democratic process and state building ATF is committed to the belief that state structures must be developed to serve and be responsive to an active and critical public, which is conscious of its obligations and duties, as well as its rights and entitlements. Web Reference

Main Projects / Activities: 

• Establish Commitment-Building Mechanism to Follow-Up the Code of Conduct
• The Code of Conduct a Tool for Monitoring the Election
• Developing Palestinian Election Code of Conduct
• Encourage Active Participation in the Palestinian Legislative Elections
• Impact of the Legislative Elections on the Palestinian Political Map
• Civil Society Participation Project.
• Democratic Formation in Palestine Project.
• Youth Leadership Project.
• Citizen Rights Project.
• Developing a Model for Accountable and Transparent Local Government
• Laying a Foundation for Investigative Reporting in the Palestinian Printed Press
• Local Elections Project
• Computer Literacy for Blind University Students