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Encouraging Peace Partnerships through Civil and Political Engagement

Partner: Mennonite Central Committee

Budget:

60,000 USD

Duration:

April 1, 2017 – March 31, 2020

Target Areas:

Various locations across Lebanon: Beirut, Mount Lebanon, North Lebanon, Beqaa, Nabatieh, South Lebanon, Baalbeck/Hermel, Akkar

Target Audience and number of beneficiaries:

15 Local NGOs, 2,260 individuals in 6 Governorates in Lebanon.

Overall Objective:

A national project for three years, working with 15 ngos which aims to build social cohesion between 2,260 individuals in 6 governorates in Lebanon through increasing positive alliances and peacebuilding networks of communication between the layers of civil society to support the process of the rule of law and institutions.

Specific Objectives:

This project will enable support for the idea of “WE” in communities and building the capacities of active citizen, in order to build more grass-roots leaders and support the role of moderate leaders to be positive agents of change together.

Activities:

  1. Establishing 4 environmental committees, 15 persons each.
  2. Supporting the civic festival, 500 persons.
  3. Implementing 4 events on World Environment day, 50 persons each.
  4. Holding 7 round tables themes, 10 person each.
  5. Implementing International Day Events, 50 person each; ( World Culture Day, World Youth Day, World Peace Day, International Day with people with disabilities, Women International Day, Youth International Day, Jezzine Apple Festival, Human Rights Day.
  6. Developing 1 civil peace book, 600 persons.
  7. Holding 8 focus group discussions on the civil peace book, 15 persons each.
  8. Holding 1 NGO exhibition, 100 persons.
  9. Holding 20 follow-up meetings, 60 new persons.

Achievements:

  1. Establishing 4 environmental committees, 15 persons each.
  2. Supporting the civic festival, 500 persons.
  3. Implementing 4 events on World Environment day, 50 persons each.
  4. Holding 7 round tables themes, 10 person each.
  5. Implementing International Day Events, 50 person each; ( World Culture Day, World Youth Day, World Peace Day, International Day with people with disabilities)

Quote:

Slaymen Fawwaz, 28 years old, Lebanese, DPNA

“It brings peace into my heart seeing how NGOs and the civil society are working so hard to spread love and peace”


Areas: Lebanon