Strenghening local capacities for resilience and recovery

Through the "Strengthening Local Capacities for Resilience and Recovery" (SLCRR) project the EU partners since 2017 with the UN Development Programme (UNDP) to accompany public institutions, local governments, civil society, and communities build peace and promote local economic recovery in municipalities throughout Libya. In addition, the project has supported municipalities and the Ministry of Local Government to renovate cultural, recreational and sport infrastructures as a way to promote social inclusion and urban regeneration.


Photo: UNDP/Fathiya Elazoumi 2019

The first phase of the SLCRR project was launched in 2017 and focused on strengthening  local resilience and recovery mechanisms which impact essential services, sources of livelihoods, the social cohesion and security of communities. SLCRR supported 11 municipalities, including six municipalities in Greater Tripoli, in addition to Sabratha, Sabha, Murzuq, Benghazi, Ajdabiya and Al Kufra.

The second phase aims at enhancing the provision of basic services at local level and increasing access for most vulnerable groups from host communities – including Internally Displaced Populations (IDPs) and returnees – as well as migrants and refugees. 20 municipalities are receiving support across the three regions of Libya, West, East and South.

This second phase is implemented as part of the EU-funded programme "Recovery, Stability and Socio-economic Development in Libya," that is implemented in close cooperation with the Ministry of Local Governance, Municipalities, UNICEF and Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS).

News from the project:

Promoting a better quality of life and peaceful co-existence through sports and recreational spaces in Libya (25.02.2022)

Phase 1: 18 Million EUR - Phase 2: 18 Million EUR