Affiliated Network for Social Accountability in the Arab World
ANSA is the first regional networks that addresses social accountability at regional level, as it targets all the concerning parties that shall interact to succeed and popularize the concepts and mechanisms of social accountability in the Arab world, particularly civil society, government, media and the private sector.
The network is the result of many regional and country consultations, from its first conference in Cairo at the end of 2010 to the regional constituent conference held in Rabat, Morocco, in March 2012. The network currently includes representatives from the four sectors of seven Arab countries (Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, Palestine, Jordan, Lebanon and Yemen). The network also focuses its efforts mainly on the right to information, budget transparency, freedom of association and improved service delivery. The network works by connecting all actors and stakeholders interested in social accountability, monitoring and documenting the best practices of the social accountability approach and tools and attracting actors interested in social accountability.
Through this membership, QADER participated in several meetings and workshops that aimed in developing strategic plans for the work of the network in Palestine, in addition to participating in all national meetings related to the work of the network, where QADER was and continues to be an active member of the network, and we contributed through our participation in this network as complementory efforts to improve the reality of persons with disabilities by holding official and government bodies accountable for their role in implementing the rights of persons with disabilities through future activities of the Network.