Human Development

Rebuilding Our National Identity

Development Pillars / Human Development / Rebuilding Our National Identity

Pillar Objectives

Libya’s cultural and social heritage consists of our systems of social organization, beliefs and practices, systems of property ownership, labor and decision making patterns, marriage practices and family structures, sports and recreational activities, as well as our languages, history, artifacts, and architectural structures. The positive elements of our cultural and social heritage, attitudes, and values must be used to form a Libyan identity that can serve as a basis for socioeconomic transformation and development. Libya’s previous leaders were not supportive of hard work, innovation, and creativity and failed to create an environment for such values to emerge. As a result, many Libyans have a high degree of apathy and lack accountability, motivation, and ambition.

Transformation Projects for Rebuilding Our National Identity

Transformation Project Profile


Transformation Project Objective

  • Establish Libyan culture as a foundation of national pride
  • Safeguard and develop Libya’s cultural heritage to preserve national identity
  • Use culture to enhance young people’s self-esteem and sense of belongingness
  • Encourage greater interest in Libyan culture by celebrating Libyan cultural figures and highlighting the benefits of being involved in cultural activities
  • Establish Libya as a destination for cultural tourism

Transformation Project Profile


Transformation Project Objective

  • Assist local governments in effectively implementing historic preservation laws and those historic properties are taken into consideration in planning and development
  • Stimulate small and medium-sized enterprises by encouraging tourism and inward investment
  • Preserve Libyan culture and heritage for future generations

Transformation Project Profile


Transformation Project Objective

  • Strengthen partnerships between civil society institutions, national government agencies, and municipal bodies
  • Develop a comprehensive plan to invest in the necessary community infrastructure and training to support civil society institutions
  • Complete a national sports and recreation facilities master plan
  • Establish a cultural grants program to support cultural projects

Transformation Project Profile


Transformation Project Objective

  • Demilitarization of the citizenry while promoting gains in education, employment, delinquency avoidance, and citizens’ sense of self-worth
  • Improve community infrastructure
  • Lower government spending on crime, welfare, and public safety programs
  • Improve the functioning of government and create social cohesion through greater civic engagement

Transformation Project Profile

Transformation Project Objective

  • Establishment of an antiquities police agency concerned with securing archaeological and cultural sites, and specific training to prevent illegal excavation, looting, theft and export of artifacts and collections.
  • Prevent smuggling of stolen antiquities.
  • Gathering information about lost artifacts and cultural objects, circulating their data in the world to prevent further illegal circulation, and seeking to return stolen and smuggled pieces from abroad.