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UNDP stands by the people of Lebanon to Build Lebanon Forward

One month to the Beirut blast, people in Lebanon are still trying to come to terms with a tragdy that led to the loss of more than 150 lives, displacement of 300,000 people and injuries among 6000+.…  


“Our houses that are no longer homes”: The destruction of Jinan’s safe haven

August 4 might be an unremarkable date to many in the world, yet now, for the Lebanese, it is seared into their hearts.  


Managing debris and assessing waste in Beirut post the Port Blast: Building Lebanon Forward

In the wake of the Beirut blast, a staggering 40,000 buildings were destroyed, and 2,000 of those were completely damaged. It comes as no surprise that this immense destruction left behind rubble and…  


Community Space in Kharayeb Promotes Social Cohesion

Saluting the efforts of the municipality of Kharayeb, South Lebanon to create inclusive spaces to all community groups, UNDP committed to transform an empty municipal land into a multi-purpose…  


Local fishers find opportunity within the COVID-19 restrictions

“This market transformed the Coronavirus restrictions into an opportunity for us and our families,” says Mahmoud Fadel, a fisher at the Jiyeh port. While the current Covid-19 outbreak has presented…  


International Women’s Day’s Resolution in Lebanon: Pushing Women's Rights to the Forefront

For Lebanese women - who have for so long fought for their rights - 2020 arrived with hopes that this year, finally, the tide had turned in their favor. More than ever, Lebanese women stand…  


One Summit After the Other – The Ecotourism Path in Akkar

With a smile immediately spreading across her face at the mention of Akkar’s nature, Zeina Elias rushes from her seat to proudly show us a picture of her guiding a group of visitors, local and…  


Synchronizing Lebanon’s NDC and SDGs for Enhanced Implementation

In 2015, Lebanon pledged to unconditionally reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 15% and enhance resilience by 2030 as a climate commitment in its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) to the…  


Lebanon to Become a More Inclusive Country

Leaving no one behind in Lebanon - a country characterized by profound inequalities – has never been an easy journey. Yet today, despite the many challenges the country faces; there is room for hope.…  


USEK and the EU-funded CEDRO, a match made in environmental heaven

Université Saint-Esprit De Kaslik – (USEK) teams up with the European Union funded CEDRO project to implement a sustainable energy strategy at the university level and action plans to mitigate climate…  

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