Competition: Environmate - Got a great idea for the environment?
Competition: Environmate - Got a great idea for the environment?

Global Compact Network Lebanon, the local chapter of the UN Global Compact, is currently organizing a one-of-a-kind competition targeting young professionals and university students with great ideas for the environment. Environmate is an environmental competition whose ultimate objective is to create a proper framework for home-grown solutions that address today’s most urgent energy and environmental challenges in Lebanon. Its role will be to find, fund, and foster young bright Lebanese ecopreneurs, providing them with the vision, incentives and resources to grow their ideas into viable implementation. Environmate seeks to provide a platform for interaction and visibility between those who have the ideas and those who can provide the capital. After the selection of applications on April 15, 2017, businesses from GCNL network will adopt one of the participating teams and provide them with the necessary coaching leading up to the ENVIRONMATE HACKATHON where they will announce the three winners and distribute the prizes in the order of first, second and third place ($10,000, $7,000 and $5,000, respectively).

Developing the Potential of Minieh’s Youth
Developing the Potential of Minieh’s Youth

Particularly in Minieh, and after conducting a conflict and tension analysis, local actors perceived the need for new projects in their city, so they decided to form a proposal-writing committee to create better job opportunities for the youth of Minieh. In addition to that, the committee aims at reducing strains and improving the situation among Lebanese and Syrian residents.

The Impact of the Syrian Crisis on the Lebanese Sector and Priority Recommendations
The Impact of the Syrian Crisis on the Lebanese Sector and Priority Recommendations

The Ministry of Energy and Water (MoEW), in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and with funding from the Kingdom of the Netherlands, initiated a project to study the additional power consumption as a result of the displaced Syrians in Lebanon. This report quantifies the power consumption of the displaced Syrians in Lebanon, assesses their direct and indirect impact on the electricity sector in Lebanon, and recommends interventions that are in line with the government’s Policy Paper, Lebanon Crisis Response Plan (LCRP) and Lebanon’s Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC). The data produced in this report was also used to prepare the Energy Sector of the LCRP 2017 – 2020.

Peace Building in Lebanon News Supplement visits Saida
Peace Building in Lebanon News Supplement visits Saida

During this session, participants shared their opinions, comments, and suggestions regarding the 14th issue of the “Peace Building in Lebanon” News Supplement. Funded by KfW, this supplement was published by the UNDP “Peace Building in Lebanon” project on December 22, 2016.

Journalists of Akkar Express Their Challenges Amidst Social Media Craze
Journalists of Akkar Express Their Challenges Amidst Social Media Craze

25 local reporters and journalists from North Lebanon and Akkar, eagerly participated in a meeting entitled “Towards a Responsible Media Working on Strengthening Civil Peace in Lebanon” organized by Maharat Foundation in partnership with the UNDP “Peace Building in Lebanon” on January 19th, 2016 at the Orthodox National School in Halba, Akkar. This activity is funded by UKDFID.

Launch of the Lebanon Crisis Response Plan
Launch of the Lebanon Crisis Response Plan

Prime Minister Saad Hariri together with UN Special Coordinator Sigrid Kaag and UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator Philippe Lazzarini, formally launched today the Lebanon Crisis Response Plan 2017-2020 at the Grand Serail. As the conflict in Syria approaches its seventh year, the Government of Lebanon and its national and international partners appealed for US $2.8bn to provide critical humanitarian assistance and protection as well as invest in Lebanon’s public infrastructure, services and local economy in 2017

Local reporters from Saida, towards the implementation of the Journalists’ Pact for Strengthening Civil Peace in Lebanon
UNDP in Palestinian Gatherings: Newsletter Issue 8

We are pleased to share with you the seventh issue of our newsletter highlighting the achievements of the UNDP project “Improving Living Condition in Palestinian Gatherings Host Communities” between October and December 2016. Issued on a quarterly basis, this newsletter aims at updating stakeholders in Gatherings on our project progress, while exposing the dire needs of these communities.

Local reporters from Saida, towards the implementation of the Journalists’ Pact for Strengthening Civil Peace in Lebanon
Local reporters from Saida, towards the implementation of the Journalists’ Pact for Strengthening Civil Peace in Lebanon

28 local reporters and journalists from Saida and South Lebanon, eagerly participated in a meeting organized by Maharat Foundation in partnership with the UNDP “Peace Building in Lebanon” project funded by UKDFID on December 8th, 2016 in Saida Rest House.

UNDP-UNRWA “WASH-friendly School Toolkit”
UNDP-UNRWA “WASH-friendly School Toolkit”

Following 9 months of joint efforts with UNRWA, UNDP presents the “WASH-friendly School Toolkit” to serve as an activity guide for all service providers aiming to transfer WASH-related life skills to children (6 to 17 years), particularly health educators and teachers in UNRWA schools. Developed by the UNDP project in consultation with the UNRWA education and health departments and tested with 17 health educators of UNRWA schools in North Lebanon, the toolkit exposes common WASH risky behaviors and promotes green and healthy practices through classroom and extra–curricular activities to be implemented on the occasion of five WASH-related UN observances. Made possible thanks to the generous support of PRM, the Swiss Embassy’s ICD and the people of Japan, this toolkit comprises 5 modules, each dedicated to one WASH-related observance, in addition to a user guide and a CD to access online resources.