In response to the rapid shifts in social, political, and economic climates taking place in the Middle East and North Africa, the International Foundation for Civil Society: Middle East and North Africa (IFCS) formed and commenced outreach and advocacy activities. The organization recognizes the new generation’s call to improve living conditions and to move away from the authoritarian culture that has been in place for decades.
Focusing its efforts on promoting the values upon which a civil society is founded and thrives, as well as bridging cultural gaps and fostering a discourse of understanding, the IFCS engages in a number of activities in effort to provide humanitarian aid to citizens of these turbulent regions. Included in these activities are the promotion of sports events, water improvement projects, cultural and historical exchange, and public health programs.
Bahman Baktiari serves as the Executive Director of the International Foundation for Civil Society: Middle East and North Africa.