In the framework of enhancing collaboration in the MENA region, the Lebanese Development Network (LDN) joined the Networking Arab Civic Education (NACE).

This initiative came upon the invitation received from the the John D. Gerhart Center at the American University in Cairo (AUC).

As a member of the Networking Arab Civic Education (NACE), the Gerhart Center is launching the "Common Platform for Civic Education Networks" project, in partnership with Eastern European Network for Civic Education (EENCE) and Civic Education Network for Eastern and Southern Africa (CENESA), and funded by the German Federal Foreign Office.

The project aims to create and develop a common platform that includes a database of civic education organizations and individuals (trainers, experts and/or practitioners) operating in the three regions.

The platform functions as an online database to share best practices and exchange ideas globally as well as to facilitate access organizations, practitioners and experts in the field of civic education across different regions for potential cooperation, consultation, gaining information, and accessing contacts for a joint dialogue.

NACE’s database was initially developed by DEDI in 2018 as a first phase; and the Gerhart Center is currently working on a second phase of expanding and updating NACE’s database.