While the Kuwaiti civil society sector has grown significantly in recent years, particularly as new and creative youth-led initiatives emerge, it continues to face several structural and systemic challenges. These are related to a number of factors including, amongst others, the level of coordination and collaboration between CSOs, the ability to measure long-term impact, the perception and understanding of the role of civil society amongst the general public and other stakeholders, as well as the current regulatory framework and funding mechanisms. In addition Middle East and North Africa region comprises approximately 70 percent of the population as youth. Despite the numerous challenges they face, including unemployment, exposure to extremist ideologies, and limited space to express their aspirations and ideas, many are looking to channel their energy to advance their societies. Here where en.v partakes in designing and implementing several youth empowerment and civil society strengthening projects in Kuwait including Youth Civic Engagement Programs, Creative Minds of Social Good Initiative, Education for Sustainability and and AWAKEN, an inclusive community building project. en.v has crated and enabled the establishment of free spaces where it brought individuals from diverse backgrounds, communities and organizations to develop creative community-driven solutions to pressing social issues and challenges yet in a safe, energizing and sincere atmosphere.
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