Peacebuilding and Community Development

Peacebuilding through Community-Based Approach - Women’s Coalition for Tripoli: Governance, Operation, and Action (2016-2017)

The initial concept for this project was a continuation of the first phase of the Sustainable Peacebuilding by Empowering Women in the City of Tripoli project, funded at the time (2015-2016) by the Norwegian Embassy in Lebanon.

This second-phase project was focused on sustaining the established coalition of women, formed in 2016, now named the Women’s Coalition for Tripoli. The project also worked on testing the Coalition’s capacity, establishing its charter and launching its operations in the city. Therefore, the main development objective of this project was the 1) institutionalization and 2) operationalization of the Coalition in Tripoli.

The Women’s Coalition for Tripoli was funded by the Swiss Embassy in Lebanon, and is the first of its kind in Tripoli, seeking to empower women, one of the most vulnerable groups, by giving them the right means, tools and instruments to empower them on an educational, economic, and civic level. The Coalition adopts a community-based approach as a means for reconnecting neighborhood relationships, building social cohesion in divided areas, and providing safe spaces for interaction, conflict and violence prevention.

Sustainable Peacebuilding by Empowering Women in Tripoli (2015-2016)

This eight-month project (August 2015 – March 2016) was funded by through the Norwegian Embassy in Beirut. The overall objective of the project was to establish infrastructural components for long term peace building processes in Tripoli by empowering women and providing them with instruments, tools and mechanisms for enhancing educational capabilities, opening economic opportunities and promoting political leadership.

Conference on Managing Ethno-Religious Plurality in the Light of Arab Revolutions (2013)

With the collaboration of St Joseph University and l'Institut Français, Beirut Research and Innovation Center (BRIC) organized a two-day conference in Beirut, on November 5th - 7th, 2013.

The conference was titled "Quel avenir pour le bien-vivre-ensemble au Moyen-Orient? - Managing ethno-religious plurality in the light of Arab revolutions".