It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the Gulf Foundation for human development in the Gulf region website. This website provides us with the opportunity to increase our connectivity with you and all the community of people working in the field of rule of law, good governance, human rights education and human development. At our website you will learn more about the Foundation's mission, activities, programs and especially our activities in support of democracy and reform.
Our aim is to contribute to regional co-operation, to support initiatives taken in the Gulf region in areas of human development, human security and peace, human rights, transitional justice, rule of law and good governance, the construction and further development of local civil societies. Ensuring that essential dialogue on complex issues, full, constructive collaboration of local civil societies and official structures are based on transparency, accountability and democratic process.
By doing so, the Foundation hopes to provide a persuasive and supportive voice in the regional discussion about social and human rights transformation, through self-generated networking or educational programs, capacity building, bonding and bridging. We believe that positive social change, reform and sustainable change is not something that has to be forced or imported from outside. It is a home grown process involving all the layers, components and structures within the society and this is particularly true for the Gulf region.