Chiara Butti


Doing politics differently in Lebanon

This project brought together the leaders of the youth wings of political parties to discuss peace and conflict issues, and build trust between them.

More than 20 years after the end of the civil war, the main causes of conflict in Lebanon have not yet been fully addressed. Communities remain divided along partisan and sectarian lines, and political power is highly fragmented. Yet, peacebuilding interventions are often limited to civil society engagement. We believe that engaging both political actors and civil society is necessary for peace.

Posted on 19 November 2013

Lebanon and the Syrian crisis

This project aims to strengthen local resilience to external conflicts and their effects on peace and security.

Although there is huge capacity for conflict resolution and peacebuilding in Lebanon, it is not used or mobilised to its full potential in contributing to national peacebuilding efforts. Also, the wider peacebuilding sector, including NGOs, donors and parts of the government, do not utilise the knowledge of local mediators in their programming.

Posted on 26 September 2013

People and security in Lebanon

This project further developed the ability of the Lebanese security system in controlling risks and guaranteeing respect for the rule of law, to help them ensure greater security and stability for citizens.

We believe that security sector agencies and other relevant stakeholders in Lebanon should be better informed about public security needs and support inclusive ways of addressing these.

Posted on 17 September 2013