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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…  


Using Arts to Support Social Stability in Chyah

In Chyah, Beirut, local actors joined the Mechanisms for Social Stability process and worked together on making the area a better place for everyone with the support of UNDP Lebanon and the funds of…  


A Touristic Week on Peacebuilding in Bekaa

In order to support the locals and promote their work and economic opportunities, UNDP Lebanon, along with the ILO, UNICEF and the Ministry of Social Affairs, is working on a joint program that…  


The Recipe For Success - Thyme And Sumac!

Ghada Bazi did not expect that the day will come when she can help her town residents grind up to 50 kilos of thyme and sumac daily. "We’re visited by everyone, and people abroad save their share for…  

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