The Foundation for the Future (FFF) is an independent and multi-lateral non-profit organization which is fully committed to supporting initiatives by Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) aimed at promoting human rights, democratic governance, and reform in the Broader Middle East and North Africa (BMENA) region, while respecting the cultures and traditions of individual countries. The Foundation for the Future (FFF) was born in response to enormous calls by Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) across the region to create a mechanism for channeling technical and financial assistance for supporting their relevant initiatives. FFF’s birth reflected their recognition that democracy is essential for the region and that civic participation is a prerequisite for democracy. The Foundation was launched in November 2005 at the Second Forum for the Future, and started operating in 2007.
The Foundation’s regional headquarters and main operational center are currently located in Amman and operate through an agreement signed in March 2008 with the Jordanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. From Amman, it covers an expansive region which includes North Africa, the Levant, the GCC countries, Yemen, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran, and reaches out to several countries of the region through national representatives.
In 2011, the Foundation established two regional offices in Tunisia and Libya to empower civil society to positively impact the democratic transition and to ensure that all strata of society are involved in the process.
Our UNIQUE CONTRIBUTION
FFF capitalizes on its strengths, achievements and legitimacy to make a unique contribution to the political transformation in BMENA. FFF provides appropriate, home-grown responses to the region’s burning need for inclusive and just democracy. As a locally-rooted, endogenous organization, FFF is culturally-sensitive and demand-driven. Its impact is long-term and sus-tainable, and serves the best interests of the citizens of the region.
The Foundation for the Future is in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations since 2011.