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Empower youth and promote social inclusion among them

The story of Hassan Khazaal is one of resilience and perseverance to discover ones capacities and delve into a long journey of change and self-development. Today, the 27 year old youth leader from Tibnin in South Lebanon, at 120 km away from the capital city of Beirut, sits in a relatively small offmore

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Journalists’ Pact for Strengthening Civil Peace in Lebanon

21 editors-in-chief from various media outlets sat together on March 7th 2013, to discuss the content of the Journalists’ Pact which has been elaborated in direct consultation with them aiming at strengthening civil peace.The official launch of the pact was held on June 25th at Phoenicia Hotel, undemore

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Harvesting wild sage in Mejdel Akkar

In one of the highest mountains of Mejdel Akkar in North Lebanon, far away from the noisiness of the hectic city, three women harvest sage from the wild. With other 22 women, these harvesters work in the Mejdel Akkar Cooperation supported by the United Nations Development Programme in Lebanon “We armore

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Each vote counts

The latest Lebanese elections have been different from the previous parliamentary elections. Several changes have been made concerning the electoral procedures, such as redrawing of the electoral district, holding the elections in all the districts at the same day and using the National ID cards insmore

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Climate change boosts drought and floods

There is a seemingly natural incline, among most, to an inexplicable fascination with the weather. Its mention in most casual conversations proves both a simple ice-breaker and a curious insight into human thinking. With the growing frequency of natural disasters brought about by climate change, howmore

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Lebanon is reducing the risk on its citizens lives

“The municipality of Byblos has benefited from the support of the DRM Unit at different levels starting by adopting the "Resilient Cities Campaign" and most recently the risk assessment report that was implemented by the unit on the risk analysis of critical infrastructure in Byblos Qaza” more

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Hope Restored to “Marwaheen” Farmers

The main component of the project entitled “Reclaiming the Traditional Water Conservation Practices in Rural South Lebanon: The Case of Marwaheen Village”, is the rehabilitation of the village pond. This has been fully embraced by the municipality of Marwaheen and the local community who contributedmore

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Installation of a solar heater system for Chahhar public hospital in Qabr Chamoun

The energy sector in Lebanon is facing major challenges including the inability to meet increasing national energy demand. The CEDRO project, managed by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), aims at complementing the national power sector reform strategy by targeting end-use energy conservamore

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Transactions from the comfort of home

“ People used to wait for hours and maybe days to get their transactions done at the port of Beirut, the airport and the border offices, however with the UNDP project at the customs, the stakeholders now have the  luxury of completing their  transactions from their living room”  explamore

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Lebanese expatriate trains inspectors on food safety measures

While the entire country was worried about food expiry dates after the numerous scandals, Professor Fadi Aramouni, the Lebanese food safety expert reassured that the expiration date is put in the first place for food quality and food safety. “Other factors are much more important, such as proper coomore

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Change can happen

According to Marwan Malek owner of Pharma M one of the largest pharmaceutical company in Lebanon, “IDAL has been of great assistance to me throughout this endeavor; its helpful staff have guided me through all required procedures to set up my business, and its tax exemptions will be a great boost fomore