Our Projects

Social and Local Development

  • Support to the Lebanese Host Communities Affected by the Syrian Crisis

    The Lebanon Host Communities Support Project (LHSP) is developed under the framework of the UNDP response to the impact of the SYrian crisis in Lebanon (Lebanon Stabilization and Recovery Program).

  • Support to the Economic and Social Fund for Development

    The project will support the Economic and Social Fund for Development through enhancing employment opportunities and community development activities.

  • Regional Development Programme in Akkar - Phase II

    Considering various socio-economic and development indicators, Akkar has the highest poverty rate and is the most deprived region in Lebanon. In partnership with CDR, UNDP implemented the first phase of the Regional Development Programme in Akkar (2003-2009) covering the majority of Akkar villages where municipalities are operational.

  • Reviving Farmers’ Livelihood in South Lebanon

    The project aims at contributing to the promotion of rural development and poverty alleviation, through overcoming agricultural constraints and assisting the small and poor farmers in reducing the production costs, increasing quality of produce and overcoming post-harvesting barriers.

Democratic Governance

Crisis Prevention and Recovery

  • Enhancing the Capacity of the Lebanon Mine Action Center

    The landmines, cluster munitions and other explosive remnants of war (ERW) problem in Lebanon is still a huge one that threatens the lives and livelihoods of the Lebanese Population.

  • Support to the Lebanese Palestinian Dialogue Committee, Phase 3

    The Lebanese Working Group on Palestinian Refugees, which became later known as the Lebanese-Palestinian Dialogue Committee (LPDC), was created in November 2005 by the Council of Ministers, in response to the goal set by the Government of Lebanon (GoL) to improve the living conditions of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon.

  • Peace Building in Lebanon

    The UNDP Peace Building Project (2006-2011) addressed the underlying causes of conflict in Lebanon and created “safe spaces” for local identity groups to discuss their concerns openly and enhance mutual understanding of the different “other”.

  • Community Security and Access to Justice

    The project is joint with UNHCR. It provides justice/security and human rights components to the main UNDP ongoing programme –Lebanon Stabilization and Recovery Programme – and contributes directly to the stabilization efforts. The project supports Ministries of Interior and Justice, as well as municipalities/Unions of municipalities, to deliver better security and legal aid services to the most vulnerable in host communities (both Lebanese and Syrian refugees, with an emphasis on women notably). The projects supports notably the professionalization of municipal police, better service delivery by ISF, and a community security approach in 7 pilot municipalities. It also supports the Ministry of Interior, governorates offices, and ISF to develop their capacities to analyze and prevent risks. Besides, the project works with the Ministry of Justice to develop a legal assistance scheme for vulnerable Lebanese (in pilot municipalities).

  • Strengthening Disaster Risk Management Capacities in Lebanon-Phase 3

    The Project intends to contribute towards the goals of the Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan (3RP), a strategy that has been endorsed by the government of the countries that are hosting the Syrian refugees; as such it will also directly contribute to Lebanon Crisis Response Plan is a chapter of the 3RP Plan. UNDP considers the risks of disasters as threats to sustainable development. Therefore, in all its interventions, UNDP puts a great premium upon building resilience of nations and communities; e.g. be it about creating sustainable livelihoods opportunities, reducing risks of environmental shocks, developing mechanisms for peaceful resolution of conflicts or progress towards democratic governance.

  • Improving Living Conditions in Palestinian Gatherings Host Communities: Towards More Comprehensive and Sustainable Solutions

    Palestinian Gatherings represent one of the most vulnerable and marginalized host communities in Lebanon. The 140,000 host and new Palestinian refugees live in dire conditions that have long existed in the gatherings, marked by poverty and inequality; lack of service provision; run-down physical environments; and limited access to jobs and income generation opportunities. This situation has been leading to increased tensions and conflicts in the gatherings, undermining stability and promoting relapse to violence and risky behaviors.

  • Peace Building in Lebanon phase 3: Strengthening Tripoli's Social Cohesion

    Since 2006, UNDP and through its Peace Building in Lebanon project, has been working on addressing the underlying causes of conflict in Lebanon and sought to create “safe spaces” for local identity groups to discuss their concerns openly. Since 2013, the project has been acting as a reference point for addressing the new challenges to civil peace in Lebanon caused by the high influx of Syrian refugees, being positioned as key actor in the Lebanon Response to the Impact of the Syrian crisis on social stability. The project has used its already existing strong networks with a wide range of stakeholders in this regards and built excellent new ones with the Syrian counterparts. The project helped different actors enhance mutual understanding of the different “Other”, develop relevant strategies to address tensions and transform conflicts in their own communities and spaces.

Environment and Energy

  • The Rehabilitation of Saida Dumpsite

    Saida dumpsite is located in the southern part of the city of Saida, at the sea front, only 200 meters from nearby residences and commercial units. The city urban areas are closely surrounding the landfill site at a distance of several hundred meters.

  • This project aims at supporting the newly created, but not staffed yet, Petroleum Authority at the Ministry of Energy and Water, particularly the Quality, Health, Safety and Environment Unit.

  • Lebanon’s Low Emission Capacity Building project

    This project fits into Outcome 5 of the Lebanon UNDAF which aims to improve the accessibility and management of natural resources and enhance responses to national and global environmental challenges.

  • HCFC Phase out Management Plan (HPMP)

    Lebanon’s HCFC Phase-out Management Plan (HPMP Stage-I) comprises of a combination of interventions such as technology transfer investments, policies and regulations, technical assistance, training, awareness and communications and management, coordination and monitoring in the Foams and Air Conditioning/Refrigeration sectors, to be implemented over six years from 2011 to 2017.

  • Enabling Activities for the Preparation of Lebanon’s Third National Communication to the UNFCCC

    This project aims at assisting the Government of Lebanon with the enabling activities necessary to undertake the Third National Communication (TNC) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and its submission to the Conference to the Parties in accordance with the guidance provided by the UNFCCC.

  • Institutional Strengthening Project for the Implementation of Montreal Protocol in Lebanon (Phases VII -VIII))

    Lebanon is committed to the complete phase-out of ODS in accordance with the Montreal Protocol control schedule. Lebanon ratified the Vienna Convention and the Montreal Protocol in March 1993. Since the per capita consumption of ODS in Lebanon was less than 300 gm, Lebanon was classified as a country operating under Article-5(1) of the Montreal Protocol and therefore became eligible to receive assistance from the Multilateral Fund (MLF) in order to meet its obligations under the MP.

  • Integrated Solid Waste Management of Baalbek Caza

    Given that solid waste management remains a critical environmental issue in Lebanon, at both the policy and local/implementation level, the Ministry of Environment has secured funds from the Government of Italy (Embassy of Italy) to undertake a pilot solid waste management plan and implementation in the Caza of Baalbek in North Lebanon.

  • Institutional Support to the Ministry of Environment

    The Ministry of Environment (MoE) is the national authority in Lebanon in charge of the protection of the environment. MoE has been established in Lebanon since 1993 and faces a variety of challenges in undertaking its functions starting from the size and nature of environmental situation and its challenges in the country to the lack of human and financial resources as well as the challenge of mainstreaming environmental conservation within national planning. More so the ability of government agencies to perceive that sustainable development is the basis sound economical development.

  • Lebanese Centre for Water Conservation and Management (LCWCM)

    Although known as a water rich country, recent assessments of water availability compared to demand for domestic use, agriculture, industrial and environment have shown that Lebanon will soon be facing water shortages. Some studies show that Lebanon may face chronic and critical water shortages by 2020 unless the sector is reformed.

  • The project will catalyze the development of the small, decentralized, grid-connected renewable energy (RE) power generation market in Lebanon. The target is to facilitate the installation of at least 1.75 MW of new decentralized RE power generation capacity during the lifetime of the project, resulting in direct GHG reduction benefits of approximately 35,500 tonnes of CO2eq.

  • The ENPI regional energy project aims at the promotion and implementation of innovative technologies and know-how transfer in the field of solar energy, particularly PV systems. In the target countries; Lebanon, Jordan and Palestinian, the weakness of the grid, in terms of blackouts and brownouts, undermines security of supply in critical facilities and in small and medium size industries.

  • With the continuing deterioration of the situation in Syria, Lebanon is witnessing a sharply rising influx of refugees through the northern and eastern borders, spreading onward across the country.

  • The objective of the Lebanon Environmental Pollution Abatement Project (LEPAP) is to reduce industrial pollution in targeted industrial enterprises and to strengthen the monitoring and enforcement capabilities of the Ministry of Environment. LEPAP is a joint initiative between the MOE.

  • The main objective of CEDRO 4 is the application of renewable energy and energy efficiency systems and measures across Lebanon’s several economic sectors (commercial, industrial, and utility-scale, and a demonstration project on a village scale and bioenergy sourced heating) and beneficiaries.

  • Lebanon is facing a major crisis in terms of large numbers of refugees fleeing the war in Syria, and finding shelter within Lebanese cities and towns across the country. The influx of refugees is adding pressure on the existing social and infrastructure of Lebanon which is already in a delicate state.

  • The impact of the Syrian crisis on Lebanon is reaching a scale unprecedented in the history of complex, refugee-driven emergencies. The number of refugees is expected to reach 1.5 million by the end of 2014, an increase equal to 36% of the entire Lebanese pre-crisis population.

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