Afkar (“ideas” in Arabic) is a “think and action tank” format which engages a critical mass of empowered stakeholders around a defined problem. The Afkar format, created by and launched in 2015, was created to develop effective and workable solutions, proposed by key actors in a defined subject area. The 2015 Afkar edition gathered 50 key stakeholders from government, civic, and international organizations to discuss the state of Tunisian civil society and its role in political processes, such as with decentralization and municipal elections. Attendees included Mondher Bousnina from the Office of the President of Government; Chafik Sarssar, President of the Instance Supérieure Indépendante des Elections; Salsabil Klibi and Chawki Gueddass from the Association Tunisienne de Droit Constitutionnel; Amine Ghali from the Kawakibi Center; and Mokhtar Hammami from the Tunisian Ministry of Interior.
- Period : April 2015
- Location : Tunis, Tunisia