ABOUT CIH

About CIH

1- Who are We?
We are a group of Lebanese citizens from the civil society operating out of politics to build a new vision for Lebanon, by bringing together the Lebanese around socio-economic choices based on the philosophy of the "federative economy", where they can act and be equally effective in the framework of the CIH.

 2- What is Our Mission?
To promote the role of the civil society and build a national consciousness through the rehabilitation of an efficient operating and productive system evolving around the concept of “good governance” and the formulation of coherent and sustainable socioeconomic policies in the joint sectors that are of interest to all citizens, regardless of their differences, and by positively impacting the decision-making process for their adoption and implementation. These sectors include water, electricity, transportation, gas and oil, the retirement system and social protection, the National Social Security Fund reform. The first plan is the "Blue Gold" five-year plan for the management of the water sector in Lebanon. The philosophy of the CIH aims at restoring the balance between the public and the private sectors and the civil society by respecting the aspirations of the people and activating the work of the institutions and the sustainability of policies. The main slogan of the CIH is “from politics to policies", whereby the civil society is seen as an oversight and accountability authority. Furthermore, the Civil Influence Hub has launched a debate on the concept of "national security" in its three dimensions: the operating system, sustainable economic policies and coherent social policies.

3- Our funding sources
CIH is a self-financed entity through equal contributions from the members of its Board of Trustees, which strengthens its independence, its scientific approach, its impartiality and its concern for the national cause in a unifying scientific and economic perspective.

4 – CIH Strategic Action Framework
CIH seeks to develop a series of complementary socioeconomic sectoral policies that can be implemented through an active operating system in view of:
(A) Conducting integrated studies in their operational dimensions on the legal, administrative, financial and control levels.
(B) Setting off communication with decision-makers through the official institutions, surveying the views of the political forces and cooperating with the private sector, the civil society and the media in order to build a lobbying public opinion to improve the situation.
(C) Providing the aforementioned actors with the integrated studies and seeking in cooperation with them to translate these projects into practical action.
(D) Popular mobilization and sensitization of public opinion and involving citizens as partners in these policies.

5– Expectations about goals achievement and Challenges ahead
The CIH is well-aware of the challenges it is faced with, yet the hub is determined to embark on a new work experience within the civil society that would support the concept of partnership between the public and private sectors, and between civil society and decision-makers, which starts with building a national consciousness whose main concern is the citizen, his dignified life and the supreme national interest.