Menapolis provides technical assistance to civil society groups on promoting good governance in their country and to increase their capacity to build credible watchdog groups.
As part of these efforts, Menapolis provided guidance to activists in Egypt to support monitoring the transitional parliament’s actions.
In Syria, Menapolis is providing technical assistance to a local NGO working on monitoring the different municipalities in the northern part of the country. The main objective of this initiative is to encourage more transparent governance processes and to empower citizens in holding their local officials accountable. Menapolis aims to launch a transparency platform where citizens and other interested parties can access information about the municipalities serving their respective communities. The citizens will also be able to submit their questions directly to the municipalities. The initiative will be monitoring and rendering public the news, decisions, projects and budget made by the municipalities.