In 2019, IFIT launched the Libyan Expertise Forum for Peace and Development: a multidisciplinary brain trust of 16 Libyan leaders and experts based in the country, closely connected to it, or actively involved from abroad in the strategic reflections about Libya’s future direction. The group is focused on developing an original bottom-up framework concept that aims to build on the country’s relative strengths and ensure that Libyans play a more central role in any debate about the country’s future.