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Gilbert Doumit
Gilbert Doumit is a Yale World Fellow from Lebanon, a founder and Managing Partner of BRDI Group; an Arab social business and consulting firm with a purpose to assist government institutions, political parties, civil society and international organizations in policy innovation, management reform and leadership development. He has served as advisor and consultant to a number of public institutions, UN Agencies, and political parties across the Arab world. His most recent work and publications focused on decentralization and local governance, political leadership, electoral reform, social entrepreneurship, and the role of NGOs within the democratic process.

Doumit is also a Senior Partner with Beyond Consulting and Training. As a management consultant, Doumit expertise is in people and organizational capacity development of myriad multinational and local companies in the Gulf, Levant and North Africa.

He also applies his management consulting skills to his wide range of civic initiatives where he contributes to fostering political reform and democratic culture. Doumit is a founding member and ex-General Secretary of Nahwa Al-Muwatiniya (Towards Citizenship), a pro-democracy NGO, and a founding member of Injaz Lebanon, a youth-empowerment group. In 2007, Doumit helped launch an anti-war movement Khalass! (Enough!). He also served as the General Coordinator of the 2009 Electoral Observation Mission in Lebanon.

Entries by Gilbert Doumit

Misurata's Blue Fingers: Indigenous Standards for Democratic Elections

(1) Comments | Posted March 20, 2012 | 1:51 PM

Co-authored with Carmen Geha

A year after Misurata was freed from pro-Gaddafi forces, the local community did not take part in the festivities commemorating the Libyan revolution of February 17th, 2011. "The blood is still not dry, and hundreds form our families and friends are still missing," explains one lawyer...

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Libya Threatened By an Unknown Future

(3) Comments | Posted February 3, 2012 | 11:31 AM

Cowritten by Lara Chaaban

Darnah is known to be one of the most religiously conservative cities in Libya; a place from which "eighty percent of the Libyans who were sent to Iraq to fight against the American invasion, since 2003, were freedom fighters from Darnah," as we were told by...

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American Elections: A True Opportunity for Change, or Just Plastic Surgery?

(2) Comments | Posted November 4, 2008 | 11:44 PM

A young black African-American community organizer is inspiring the world and giving hope that change can happen. The image of the US can never be the same when the American people have chosen Barack Obama as the president of the most powerful country in the world. But is it plastic...

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