Lebanon

In Lebanon we strengthen the resilience of local communities, political actors and institutions to conflict.

We work with people from different religious and political groups to build trust, debate issues and address the concerns facing their country. We bring together youth wings of political parties to discuss peace and conflict issues. We support collaboration between security agencies and Lebanese communities. We also work with community leaders to build safer and more stable communities, and to reduce the risk of spillover effects from the conflict in Syria.

Our work is important because without the support of influential members of society like politicians and community leaders, it will not be possible to build a lasting peace in Lebanon.

We have been working in Lebanon since 2009.

Features

Protesters lining the streets of Beirut last year © Ali Hamouch

Lebanon protests and prospects for peacebuilding

The ongoing protests in Lebanon have produced new forms of civic engagement that could lead to a reinvigorated movement and improved government accountability.

Staff