The Stabilization Facility for Libya (SFL) works to bridge the critical period of transition from initial period of humanitarian relief towards mid- and long-term structural and sector-specific support. It includes interventions at the municipal level that seek to strengthen national unity and reinforce state authorities for all Libyans through support for local stability. The SFL is Libyan-led, with the Chair of the Presidency Council or his representative chairing the Board jointly with the Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary General, and the activities being implemented in cooperation with Libyan local authorities. The SFL is limited to specific localities depending on available funding, but must be scalable to reach across the entire state territory.
The SFL supports three activity sets, each with a dedicated output:
- Output 1: Light Infrastructure Rehabilitation;
- Output 2: Capacity Boost; and
- Output 3: Local Peace Structures and Conflict Management Capacity.
At the municipal level, these outputs support the overarching SFL strategy by working toward agreed local stabilisation goals, whose achievement will be supported through the provision of peace dividends for communities through the rehabilitation of critical infrastructure, building the capacity of local authorities to address the needs of their population, and enhancing local mediation and conflict resolution capacities.
In each municipality which the SFL works, it has, or will have, a partner organisation which conducts and updates conflict analyses, enables the formation of a local peace structure and helps to strengthen it, facilitates agreement on a local stabilisation goal and continued review of progress towards it, and builds local capacity to monitor conflict risks and manage those that arise.