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Venice and Lebanon: together through the mirror

The project “Venice and Lebanon: together through the mirror” is a joint project involving UNDP Art Gold and Venice municipality. It offered to a group of about 100 Lebanese youngsters from different villages and confessional backgrounds in the South the opportunity to participate at three artistic more

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GIS Platform in Tripoli Helps Improve Municipal Services

“My city now has a powerful, customizable and technologically advanced GIS system for creating and maintaining a directory of our streets and addresses,” says Tripoli Mayor Nader al-Ghazal.“Most importantly, it has dramatically improved how we are able to respond to the needs of our citizens. ”The Imore

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Planting Thyme in Zawtar Al Charkieh

Zawtar Al Charkieh, the southern village, highly relying on agriculture as a source of income, was severely affected by the July 2006 war that caused immediate damages to 90% of agricultural fields including lands contaminated by cluster bombs. Therefore, the farmers of the village who used to collemore

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Women's Cooperatives in Lebanon empowered by the sweet taste of success

After the July 2006 war severely damaged Lebanon's socio-economic and infrastructure, the establishment of income-generating projects in highly war-affected areas, especially projects targeting women was crucial to support the infrastructural and agricultural services and cooperatives.By supporting more

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Enhance the relationship between host communities and Syrian refugees

As a response to the Syrian crisis, the UNDP approach was to strengthen the Lebanese host communities so they can better support the Syrian refugees. One of the UNDP strategy was to reach this goal through the support of local cooperatives. Many projects have been implemented in the host communitiesmore

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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