Civil society projects
Started on: Saturday, January 1, 2011, End date: Tuesday, January 1, 2030
Project description

Dr. George Hanna organized a project with the Lebanese Dental Association to provide free basic dental needs in the Lebanese areas. The mobile dental clinics will travel throughout Lebanon to provide dental awareness and care.

Due to the urgent need of dental care in Lebanon, this project is not made possible without your generous contributions to make this project happen.

Started on: Monday, January 18, 2016, End date: Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Project description

Zakira launches its new project in collaboration with UNICEF providing adolescents (14 to 18 years old) living in Beirut with photography, writing and editing, and social media training. Targetting communities living in the Greater Beirut area coming from all nationalities and socioeconomic backgrounds, focusing mainly on Lebanese, Syrian, Palestinian and Iraqi nationalities.

Project provide the participants with training and equipment allowing them to create, narrate and publish  photo stories from their local and personal backgrounds.

The program has 3 workshops and each workshop will span over 3 months. Transportation is provided.

Interested organizations and individuals are invited to contact Zakira for benefiting from the training.

01-373347 - zakira12@gmail.com

Project activities

Photography training.
Writing training.
Social media advocacy.

Project hosted by: UTOPIA Organization
Started on: Saturday, November 1, 2014, End date: Saturday, December 31, 2016
Project description

"Flying Gardens" project entitles gardening rooftops of buildings in the most underprivileged areas of Tripoli, Tabbaneh. The rooftops will be planted with edible plants and vegetables in order to make residents of the building self-sufficient. It will also include a safe playing space for children of the building instead of having them spend times on the streets and in unsafe surroundings. Environment-friendly and recycled materials will used to rehabilitate the rooftop. The rehabilitated rooftop will also allow us to hold regular cultural, youth dialogue and social inclusion programs as well as self-motivation workshops.

We already started with a pilot whereby we rehabilitated a building rooftop in Tabbaneh. The residents’ feedback was overwhelmingly welcoming, but unfortunately we could not continue for financial reasons. After doing the necessary needs assessment and financial feasibility, we concluded that we are in need of $30,000 to fully equip 6 rooftops in the neighborhood with children games, books, a reading/cultural space made from recycled and reused material, painting and drawing, planting edible fruits and vegetables that building residents can make use of, and most importantly to implement safety measures such as high fences and roofing.

Why this project: Tabbaneh is one of the most deprived communities in Lebanon as a whole. Studies conducted by the ESCWA over the past couple of years, revealed that some 87 percent of households in the Tabbaneh area are considered deprived, and out of these, about 52 percent live in extreme deprivation. Poverty and neglect have long marked Tabbaneh and are major contributing factors to the ongoing cycle of violence there. Tabbaneh is characterized by a high concentration of children and youth, but it is also well-known for high school dropout and high youth unemployment rates, standing at roughly 50% and 40% respectively. With such difficulties, come different forms of social misbehaviors these children and youth engage in to “kill time” such as drugs and alcohol abuse and alarming acts of violence. Therefore, childhood is almost a non-existent phase for majority of residents there. Instead of having a healthy childhood, children and youth often find themselves spending their time on the streets and being exposed to deadly dangers.

Need behind it: Having been actively involved in youth-led initiatives benefitting Tripoli, and particularly Tabbaneh, we chose to take a step toward ameliorating those deadly consequences by creating more and more green and safe playing spaces on rooftops of Tabbaneh buildings.

How will it benefit the community: The project will provide a safe playing green space for children, a cultural space for youth where regular youth dialogue and social inclusion programs as well as self-motivation workshops will be held, and it will also make building residents self-sufficient by planting edible plants and vegetables. Rooftops will ultimately be turned into green, safe, and cultural open spaces for children, youth and also adults of the buildings. Building committees will be created to ensure sustainability and proper maintenance of the newly rehabilitated green space.

The crowd-funding campaign continues ZOOMAAL until the beginning of June and aims to fully mobilize an amount of $30,000 by the aforementioned date. To that end, the youth volunteers are disseminating awareness on the goals of their campaign through social media networks and also through providing motivational in-kind prizes for individual donors, and diversified sponsorship packages for corporate/organizational donors.

To view the project profile, please visit: http://www.zoomaal.com/p/flyinggardens

For more information, please contact the campaign leaders on info@utopialebanon.org

Project overall objectives

Flying Gardens project aims at transforming Bab Al Tabbaneh's rooftops, that had witnessed fierce rounds of clashes over the past 3 years, into green social spaces benefiting children, youth, and residents of buildings in general.

Started on: Friday, July 15, 2016, End date: Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Project description

III. Project Description

SAWA Association is proposing to implement the project entitled ‘Skills 2 Learn’ in Qob Elias (Bekaa, Lebanon), area being classified as one of the most vulnerable localities in Lebanon[1]. The project aims at raising awareness of Youth from Syrian and affected host communities in Lebanon around GBV risks and consequences, as well as building their capacities to engage their communities on gender equality.

The project targets a total of 940 direct beneficiaries (50% affected Lebanese; 50% Syrian refugees) as follows:

- 180 youths under Activity 1;

- 240 youths under Activity 2;

- 20 community leaders under Activity 2;

- 500 community members sensitized under Activity 2.

Youths will be aged from 15 to 29 years old of whom 90 are Syrian Refugees (45 males/ 45 females) and 90 vulnerable Lebanese youth (45 males/ 45 females).

The 180 youth will be selected based on criteria agreed upon with UNFPA. After focus group discussions to better orient the content of the sessions, the selected youth will be trained by SAWA following a curriculum focusing on gender-GBV issues agreed upon with UNFPA and adapted based on the topics of interest expressed by the youth. Based on criteria agreed upon with UNFPA, SAWA will identify 12 participants, having demonstrated outstanding motivation, leadership and to increase their contribution.

 




Project overall objectives

Community resilience to GBV is strengthened, risks and vulnerability reduced

Project activities

Awareness and Capacity Development of gender balanced group of youth
Engagement of youth, community members and leaders by trained Youth on the issue of Gender Equality and GBV.

Started on: Wednesday, June 1, 2016, End date: Thursday, December 1, 2016
Project description

The project aims to create awareness network sustainable in parallel with the project to build a plant sorting and recycling and processing in the Bekaa region East start , during this period will be education and awareness campaigns aimed at helping the multiple components of society to help in this project and reverse image social, economic and environmental health for this task.

Project overall objectives

Educate Women ways of sorting and recycling

Project activities

TOT trainings

Started on: Wednesday, June 1, 2016, End date: Monday, October 31, 2016
Project description

Proceeding from the goals of Goodness and Development Forum in economic development through the empowerment and qualifying the youth and let them gaining a career that are required inside and outside Lebanon.

 

Therefore, the goodness and Development forum and funding by the World Bank with supervising by the council of development and reconstruction are launching a project

"Teach me before feeding me"

 

The accelerated vocational project is a training courses for the Lebanese and Syrian youth living in Akkar district, to get a career.

These courses are:

1. Photocopier Maintenance

2. Maintenance of cellular devices

3. Installation of Internet & Networks

4. Applied Accounting

 

 

إنطلاقاَ من أهداف ملتقى الخير والتنمية على الصعيد التنمية الإقتصادية وذلك من خلال تمكين وتأهيل الشباب وتمليكهم مهن مطلوبة في سوق العمل داخل لبنان وخارجه.

وإنطلاقاَ من الحكمة االقائلة  "علّمني إصطياد السمكة قبل أن تمنحني سمكة" وليكون الشباب أداة فاعلة في تطوير وتنمية المجتمع في عكار .

لذلك فإن ملتقى الخير والتنمية وبتمويل من البنك الدولي وإشرف مجلس الإنماء والإعمار يطلقون

"مشروع علمني قبل أن تطعمني"

ابتداء من 1/6 /2016 وهو مشروع مهني معجل  لتدريب وتمليك الشاب اللبناني والسوري الوافد في عكار مهنة بكلفة ومواصلات مجانية وذلك ابتداء من أعمار  16و25 سنة ذكورا وإناثا .وستكون الدورات المهنية كالتالي :

1-     صيانة آلات طابعة

2-     صيانة أجهزة خليوية

3-     تركيب شبكات انترنت

1-     محاسبة تطبيقية

Started on: Monday, July 25, 2016, End date: Thursday, August 25, 2016
Project description

free english courses   level 1 2 and 3

placement test is a must 

Project overall objectives

improving English skills

Project activities

writing, speaking and listening

Started on: Wednesday, June 15, 2016, End date: Friday, July 15, 2016
Project description

دورات للاهتمام بالمسن و الطفل شهاادات حضور من المركز و من المجمع الدولي للبحوث العلمية لمن يرغب

Project hosted by: Municipality of Tripoli
Started on: Wednesday, April 13, 2016, End date: Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Project description

Project funded by the European Union

 

Terms of Reference

R_1A Capacity Needs Assessment

Professional Local Expert (Independent/Body)

 

Project: Improvement of Development Process and Local Governance in the Municipality of Tripoli

 

       I.            Introduction

The Municipality of Tripoli  received on  the 15th of January 2016  a grant from the European Union (EU) to realize the project” Improvement of Development Process and Local Governance in the Municipality of Tripoli” over a period extending to 36 months.  The overall objective of the project is to improve the intuitional and operational contribution to governance and development process in the Municipality of Tripoli. The Specific objectives of the project are to improve access in Bab El Tabbane- Jabal Mohsen and El Ghouraba to basic and adequate social services on a sustainable basis. All three communities will benefit from a positive impact on different levels especially on Health, Education, Job Creation and awareness levels. Five Expected results derive from the project.

 

    II.            The project

The project derives from four basic facts advanced by the Municipality of Tripoli:

  • The local authority and civil society are in need for capacity building,
  • Health is a fundamental human right and should be available to all people regardless of gender, social class, ethnicity and age,
  • Job opportunities are very limited due to the deficiency of educational skills,
  • Recreational activities allowing the cohesion of the dissimilar zones allow a better synergy.

It consists of:

  • Enhancement of the capacities of the municipal council and staff of Tripoli Municipality on management issues, managing development, institutional, technical and organizational development, networking and coordination, local governance and accountability, aiming at enhancing their role in the provision of public basic services and development projects.
  • Consolidation of social cohesion, and the promotion of the synergy between the Municipal Council and the civil society.
  • Coordination of efforts of existing local resources (Municipality & CSOs) through participatory approach, to establish a common plan that reflects their vision as a local authority and CSOs so they can together give a push for the policy process and the development process in general and specifically in the regions of Bab El Tabbaneh - Jabal Mohsen and El Ghouraba where the project will be realized.

 III.            Tasks

The Expected Result (1) of the project ( subject of the present TOR) is to enhance the capacity building of the Municipality of Tripoli and its coordination with the civil society organizations in matters related to inclusive strategic planning, governance  and accountability in local development.

 For this purpose, the Municipality of Tripoli is seeking to contract a short-term expert to perform the following tasks:

  • Carry out an assessment of the capacity needs of the municipality of Tripoli and civil society groups in matters related to inclusive strategic planning and accountability in local development.
  • Based on the results of the needs assessment, design a comprehensive capacity building program for the Municipality and the civil society organizations (CSO's) on issues such as managing development, institutional, technical and organizational development, networking and coordination, local governance and accountability. The design should clearly include the type and length of each of the proposed trainings together with the respective profile of trainees.
  • Support in identifying the CSO's, actors and stakeholders to participate in the capacity building program.  
  • Define the trainers’ professional experience and skills.
  • Help in drafting the vision and the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) related to the Partnership Forum that shall bring together the Municipality and the CSOs to establish a common plan that reflects their vision for the development process in general, specifically in the regions of Bab El Tabbaneh, Jabal Mohsen and El Ghouraba.

 

 IV.            Start of the contract  

- The contract duration is two months and will start on the day of its signature with the Municipality of Tripoli.

- The maximum number of working days expected to implement the above-mentioned tasks is: 10 Working Days.

- The maximum amount allocated to the contract is: 2500 Euros

 

    V.            Evaluation of proposals and award of the contract

Proposals will be evaluated by the concerned committee. Methodology and CV will have a grade over 80 and the financial offer will have a grade over 20.

 

 VI.            Dependence

The professional local expert will report to the Project Coordinator and will coordinate his/her work with the Mayor, the steering committee and the Partnership Forum.

 

  1. VII.            Deliverables:

-          Report on the carried needs assessment.

-          Detailed comprehensive capacity building program

-          Report on the identification of CSO's, actors and stakeholders to participate in the capacity building program

-          TORs of the trainers to be involved in the capacity building program

-          Draft vision and MOU between the Tripoli Municipality and the CSOs

 

  1. VIII.            Education/Professional experience and skills

The candidate should have an academic formation in addition to a minimum of 5 years of experience in the fields of local development with particular relevance to carrying needs assessment, development of capacity building programs that target local authorities and civil society groups, and establishment of coordination structures between target local authorities and civil society groups, as well as in evaluation. .

In addition to Arabic language, fluency in English is a must (Fluency in French is an additional asset)

 IX.            Submission of proposals

Interested experts are invited to submit their proposals in two components, a technical part and a financial part. Each of the two components should be placed inside a separate sealed envelope showing on the outside the title of the component (Technical of Financial). The two envelopes containing the technical and financial parts should be placed inside one main envelope. The main envelope should be submitted sealed and should show on the outside just the project name as follows: 

Project: Improvement of Development Process and Local Governance in the Municipality of Tripoli

Any other sentence, mark, sign or logo shown on the outside of the main envelope that may refer to the identity of the expert presenting the proposal will lead to discarding the proposal.

The technical proposal should contain:

- Name and Coordinates of the expert presenting the proposal.

- Copy of the registration of the expert at the Lebanese Ministry of Finance

- The Expert CV that highlights the expertise needed in the TORs;

- An elaborated methodology of work (maximum 5 pages) where the expert explains the approach s/he will undertake to implement the proposed tasks.

 - A Gantt chart of the proposed schedule of activities

- In case the applicant is a CSO, a complete file showing that the CSO is  working in the targeted area, together with a detailed proposal, report of its activities in the same field of activity proposed in the action and a financial report for the past three years should be attached also to the proposal. 

The financial proposal should contain:

- A financial offer including the expert expected dues for the whole intervention in Euros.

All proposals should reach the Municipality of Tripoli, Tall Square, Tripoli-Lebanon not later than

12:00 noon of Saturday 30 April 2016

All requests for clarifications, should be addressed in writing by e-mail to the following mail address: idlg.tripoli@gmail.com

Proposals sent by e-mail will be discarded.

 

    X.            Settlement  of the expert dues

The expert's dues will be settled, after receipt and acceptance of his/her deliverables and against an invoice submitted to the Municipality of Tripoli at the end of his/her contract.

 

 

Project hosted by: Municipality of Tripoli
Started on: Thursday, April 14, 2016, End date: Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Project description

Project funded by the European Union

 

Terms of Reference

R_2 Assessment of Health Care Centers

Professional Local Expert (Independent/Body)

 

Project: Improvement of Development Process and Local Governance in the Municipality of Tripoli

 

       I.            Introduction

The Municipality of Tripoli received on  the 15th of January 2016  a grant from the European Union (EU) to realize the project” Improvement of Development Process and Local Governance in the Municipality of Tripoli” over a period extending to 36 months. The overall objective of the project is to improve the institutional and operational contribution to governance and development process in the Municipality of Tripoli. The Specific objectives of the project are to improve access in Bab El Tabbane, Jabal Mohsen and El Ghouraba to basic and adequate social services on a sustainable basis. All three communities will benefit from a positive impact on different levels especially on Health, Education, Job Creation and awareness levels. Five Expected results derive from the project.

 

    II.            The project

The project derives from four basic facts advanced by the Municipality of Tripoli:

  1. The local authority and civil society are in need for capacity building,
  2. Health is a fundamental human right and should be available to all people regardless of gender, social class, ethnicity and age,
  3. Job opportunities are very limited due to the deficiency of educational skills,
  4. Recreational activities allowing the cohesion of the dissimilar zones allow a better synergy.

The project aims at enhancing the Municipality of Tripoli's capacity to effectively deliver public services and in particular, responding to specific health problems affecting the population of the targeted area  like: 1) anemia, scabies and lice because of lack of hygiene; 2) diarrhea, malnutrition and typhoid due to water and vegetables pollution; 3) scoliosis due to high humidity levels; 4) flu because of lack of regular medical consultancies and because the near governmental hospital has no capacity to receive the enormous demand of consultations and health services. No need to mention here that some local NGOs are providing medical services to the patients, but mainly based on availability of services and sometimes based on political affiliations.

The project consists of upgrading the health services at the existing health care centers, through the procurement of services such as mammography, echo, and health care programs for woman and child. The echography machine in Jabal Mohsen health care center (Al Zahraa) should be renewed. An assessment of the needs of the Hariri Health Centre should be carried so that the center meet the norms of MOPH thus allowing the renewal of the contract between this center and MOPH under the norms requested by the latter.

In addition, the project consists in conducting an awareness campaign in close collaboration with the existing health care centers and active participation of the existing schools in the targeted areas to promote the concept of hygiene in the deprived areas and disseminate a new strategy to tackle the problem of overcrowding of solid waste raised recently at national level, by sorting the waste from the households. The women will be involved in this approach as they are the main target and owner of this strategy. The health care centers as well as the community center will be the platform to disseminate the information, knowledge and necessary tools to address that issue. Also Awareness campaigns in health care and of drugs addiction should be implemented in coordination with the Ministry of Social Affairs and Ministry of Public Health.

An activity-based committee will be created and approved by the Tripoli Municipal council to involve all stakeholders working in the health field including the Ministry of Public Health and Ministry of Social Affairs to define the needs, elaborate the health care awareness program aimed at enhancing the services provided, and ensure the sustainability of results. The involvement of the two ministries in this activity-based committee will guarantee the provision of all necessary authorizations to manage and operate the centers properly and ensure their sustainability.

 

 III.            Tasks

The Expected Result (2) of the project (subject of the present TOR) consists of improving the health services of existing Health Care Centers addressed to all inhabitants (in particular for disadvantaged categories such as the Children, Women and Elderly people in targeted areas).

For this purpose, the Municipality of Tripoli is seeking to contract a short-term local expert to perform the following tasks:

  • Carry out a need assessment, through consultation with concerned parties, committees and the Partnership forum, of all the health care centers and services in the targeted areas, and suggest the needed equipment and services and the topics of the awareness campaigns and the audience to be targeted.
  • Elaborate the tender dossier for the procurement of the approved needed medical equipment and health care services according to the EU Grants Procedures as per Annex IV of the project proposal ( Available at the Municipality of Tripol).
  • Suggest the necessary institutional, administrative and/or administrative steps to be realized by the Municipality of Tripoli to support the health care centers and ensure their sustainability for an inclusive and sustainable growth
  • Assist in the identification of members of the activity-based committee.
  • Assist in the drafting and elaboration of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between

           the health care centers and the Ministry of Public Health to ensure sustainability of the centers.

  • Assist in the realization of the awareness campaign in close collaboration with the existing health care centers and active participation of the existing schools in the targeted area to promote the concept of hygiene in the deprived areas and disseminate a new strategy to tackle the problem of overcrowding of solid waste raised recently at national level, by sorting the waste from the households.
  • Assist in the realization of the brochures and leaflets for awareness campaigns.

 

 IV.            Start of the contract   

- The contract duration is six months and will start on the day of its signature with the Municipality of Tripoli.

- The maximum number of working days that the expert is expected to spend during the duration of his contract is: 15 Days

- The ceiling of the contract is: 3750 Euros

 

    V.            Evaluation of proposals and award of the contract

Proposals will be evaluated by the concerned committee. Methodology and CV will have a grade over 80 and the financial offer will have a grade over 20. The total evaluation grade of the expert will be the sum of the two grades and over 100.

 

 VI.            Dependence

The professional local expert will report to the Project Coordinator and will coordinate his/her work with the Mayor, the steering committee, the activity-based committee and the Partnership Forum.

 

  1. VII.            Deliverables

The following deliverables are requested from the local expert:

  • Report assessment of the health care centers and the services and identification of their needs.
  • Report on the needed topics of the awareness campaigns and the audience to be targeted.
  • Tender dossier for the procurement of the approved needed medical equipment and health care services.
  • Report on the steps to be assumed  by the Municipality of Tripoli to support the health care centers and ensure their sustainability for  inclusive and sustainable growth.
  • Preliminary list of the identified members of the activity-based committee
  • Draft Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the health care centers and the Ministry of Public Health to ensure sustainability of the centers.
  • Report on the evaluation of the awareness campaign and its impact on the citizens of the targeted areas.

 

  1. VIII.            Education/Professional experience and skills

The candidate should have an academic medical and business  background, in addition to a minimum of 5 years of experience particularly in the fields related to medical needs assessment, medical procurement, and public health awareness campaigns. S/he needs to have strong communication skills. .

Fluency in both Arabic and English languages are a must (fluency in French is an additional asset).

 

 IX.            Submission of proposals

Interested experts are invited to submit their proposals in two components, a technical part and a financial part. Each of the two components should be placed inside a separate sealed envelope showing on the outside the title of the component (Technical of Financial). The two envelopes containing the technical and financial parts should be placed inside one main envelope. The main envelope should be submitted sealed and should show on the outside just the project name as follows:  

Project: Improvement of Development Process and Local Governance in the Municipality of Tripoli

Any other sentence, mark, sign or logo shown on the outside of the main envelope that may refer to the identity of the expert presenting the proposal will lead to discarding the proposal.

The technical proposal should contain:

- Name and Coordinates of the expert presenting the proposal.

- Copy of the registration of the expert at the Lebanese Ministry of Finance

- Copy of the registration of the expert at the Lebanese Ministry of Public Health or other relevant ministries

- The Expert CV that highlights the expertise needed in the TORs.

- An elaborated methodology of work (maximum 5 pages) where the expert explains the approach s/he will undertake to implement the proposed tasks..

- A Gantt chart of the proposed schedule of activities

- In case the applicant is a CSO , a complete file showing that the CSO is  working in the targeted area, together with a detailed proposal, report of its activities in the same field of activity proposed in the action and a financial report for the past three years should be attached also to the proposal. 

The financial proposal should contain:

- A financial offer including the expert expected dues for the whole intervention in Euros.

All proposals should reach the Municipality of Tripoli, Tall Square, Tripoli-Lebanon not later than

12:00 noon of Saturday 30 April 2016

All requests for clarifications, should be addressed in writing by e- mail to the following mail address: idlg.tripoli@gmail.com

Proposals sent by e-mail will be discarded.

 

    X.            Settlement  of the expert dues

The expert's dues will be settled, after receipt and acceptance of his/her deliverables and against an invoice submitted to the Municipality of Tripoli at the end of his/her contract.