Civil society projects
Project hosted by: Social Media Exchange
Started on: Sunday, September 1, 2013, End date: Monday, September 30, 2013
Project description

خلفية المشروع

كل العاملين في مجال وسائل التواصل والإعلام الإجتماعي يُدركوا أهمية هذا القول في أي تدريب ينفذوه او يشاركوا به: الزحف، المشي، الركض، الطيران.

تقوم منظمة تبادل الإعلام الإجتماعي مع منظمة الأمم المتحدة للتربية والعلم والثقافة (اليونسكو)، وبالتعاون مع جمعية مسار، بتنفيذ برنامج تدريبي جديد ومجاني في لبنان حول تمكين جمعيات، ومنظمات المجتمع المدني، والحركات الناشطة ولاسيما الشبابية منها، حول كيفية الإستفادة من الأدوات المتاحة عبر الإنترنت لدعم مشاريعهم، ومن ثم كيفية وضع الإستراتيجية الملائمة لحملاتهم.

ينقسم التدريب الى ٤ أسابيع مختلفة، ويركزعلى:

  • التمكين في حسابات فيسبوك، البحث في غوغل، الوسم، وبعض النصائح، والحيل الأساسية في الأمن الرقمي؛
  • أساسيات العمل ضمن مجموعات، وصفحات فيسبوك؛
  • أساسيات العمل ضمن تويتر ويوتوب؛
  • أساسيات التدوين.

لتقديم الطللبات

الفئة المستهدفة

يستهدف هذا التدريب الأفراد العاملين في المجتمع المدني، والجمعيات، والمنظمات الناشطة، المثابرين والنشطاء لدعم أي تغيير إيجابي ضمن مجتمعهم. هذه الدورة التمكينية هي أساس لممارسة التطبيق، والقراءة، وبعض التحليل في الإعلام الإجتماعي، للإنطلاق بشكل مريح في ربط العمل على أرض الواقع بالعمل الرقمي الحديث.

كيفية التسجيل وأوقات التدريب

للمهتمين في هذا التدريب، الرجاء تعبئة هذا الطلب، على أن تبدأ إستقبال الطلبات اليوم، وتستمر لمدة أسبوع فقط. وسوف يتم التواصل مع المقبولين فقط. كما سيبدأ التدريب في أول شهر أيلول 2013 ويمتد على أربعة أسابيع.

التدريب ومستلزماته

التواصل والتدريب سيتم حصرياً على شبكة الإنترنت، بإستخدام مجموعة فيسبوك خاصة للمقبولين في البرنامج تحت اشراف مدربين وميسرين من منظمتنا. يجب على كل المهتمين ان يكون لديهم قدرة وصول للإنترنت، كما يتطلب البرنامج ٥-١٠ ساعات من قراءة، وتحليل المحتوى، تنفيذ الواجبات الأسبوعية المطلوبة.

كما سيحصل المتخرجين من هذا التدريب، في حال إتمامهم الدورة بنجاح على إفادة تدريبية من المنظمين تخولهم التسجيل في برنامج تدريبي موسع لمدة شهرين عن إستراتيجيات التواصل، والمناصرة عبر الإعلام الإجتماعي.

 

ملاحظة: هذا التدريب يستهدف فقط المنظمات و الجمعيات العاملة  في لبنان

Project hosted by: Secours Islamique France
Started on: Monday, July 1, 2013, End date: Sunday, September 1, 2013
Project description

This project aims to improve the well-being of the Syrian refugees in the identified apartment building in Saida city and the Aqbieh collective shelter in southern Lebanon through rehabilitation and sustainable WASH interventions. The project will be implemented in the south of Lebanon in a collective shelter in Aqbieh and an apartment building in Saida city.

Target groups:

1) Displaced Syrian refugees to Lebanon

2) Palestinian from Syria

3) Local community members in the South

Final beneficiaries

The direct beneficiaries of this action are approximately 109 HHs (654 individuals, of which over 70% are children and women) affected by the Syrian crisis, who through the provision of an emergency shelter rehabilitation will directly benefit from WASH interventions. These are the most vulnerable Syrian refugees, both registered and non-registered, residing in a structure composed of a basement, retail shops, offices,  remaining spaces, and/or others private houses in the South of Lebanon. Indirect beneficiaries include Palestinians from Syria, Lebanese returnees and local community members in the South of Lebanon, approximately 362 (potentially 40% of beneficiaries targeted).

Estimated results

  1. 654 Syrian refugee families and host communities benefit from improved infrastructures facilities through Aqbieh CC light rehabilitation and have better access to water and sanitation infrastructures as well as the capacity to independently manage it
  2. 26 Syrian refugee families and host communities benefit from improved infrastructures facilities through the light rehabilitation of an apartment building and Syrian refugees and host communities have better access to water and sanitation infrastructures as well as the capacity to independently manage it
Project overall objectives

To provide a safer and healthy environment for Syrian Refugees families in the South of Lebanon.

Specific Objectives:
1. To support Syrian refugees and host families through emergency basic infrastructure and shelter rehabilitation activities in the collective centre of Aqbieh
2. To support Syrian refugees through emergency basic infrastructure and shelter rehabilitation activities in apartments in Saida City

Project activities

The activities at both identified sights will be implemented in 3 phases:

The Aqbieh CC
• REHAB OF COLLECTIVE CENTER
• REHAB OF WASH FACILITIES

Phase 1:
• Providing
- 64 kitchens
- 64 latrines
- 64 showers
• Installation
- Sewage and drainage network
- Drain pipes and casting concrete

Phase 2:
• Finishing
- Plastering, painting and tiles
• Installation
- Partition boards

Phase 3:
• Installation of 64 doors
• Installation of 60 windows
• Installation of electrical system

The apartment building in Saida city
• REHAB OF COLLECTIVE CENTER
• REHAB OF WASH FACILITIES

Phase 1:
• Rehabilitating
- Sewage and drainage network
• Installation
- 8 units
- 3 kitchens
- 14 latrines
- 12 showers
• Splitting and refurbishing 18 rooms (2 on Ground floor; 8 on 1st floor; 8 on 2nd floor)

Phase 2:
• Restoration
- Proofing roof and stair cases
- Balconies
- Finishing (plastering, painting, tiles, etc.)

Phase 3:
• Installation of 32 doors and restoration of 11 doors
• Installation of 28 windows
• Installation of electrical system

Project hosted by: SMART Center
Started on: Saturday, December 1, 2012, End date: Saturday, August 31, 2013
Project description

The SMART Center and Women in Front joint project entitled: "Women  Towards Parliament" aims to improve the participation and influence of women in the political process in Lebanon before the legislative elections in 2013, through implementing a national media strategy that  will promote positive image of potential women candidates. This national  campaign will achieve a breakthrough in the number of women participating as voters and their confidence in women candidates, which will  increase the number of women participants in the parliament. 

The project will produce a directory that collects at between 100 - 150 biographies of potential women candidates. It will be distributed to all media institutions in Lebanon to increase the visibility of women who  know politics and who are qualified to run for elections and win as deputies representing all citizens. A group of journalists will receive a training to empower their journalistic skills for better promoting potential women candidates' positive image. A networking event will be implemented to join both journalists and potential women candidates. 

This event's outcome is definitely an increase in the number of articles and interviews conducted about these women. In addition to the role of trained journalists in promoting the important role of women in politics, the National Media campaign will consist of producing 6 TV commercials (30 seconds each) which will be aired on national TV stations during 2-3 months before the legislative elections expected to be in June 2013. These TV commercials will be used in 6 round tables discussing the important role of women voters in supporting potential women candidates conducted with Lebanese NGOs' members and beneficiaries. The closure of the project is a press conference held  after the Lebanese coming elections. 

Project overall objectives

Objective 1: Promoting positive image of potential Lebanese women candidates.

Objective 2: Expansion of women's participation in political life and processes especially voters education.

Project hosted by: SMART Center
Started on: Thursday, November 1, 2012, End date: Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Project description

The SMART Center project entitled “Women Advocates for Women’s Votes”, “WAW Votes”, aims to raise public awareness on the important role of women in regards to their right of representation and to expand women’s political participation to build a better democracy in Lebanon. To reach this aim, the center will implement through the project, the following: a) training prospective campaign managers from three governorates in Lebanon (North, Mount Lebanon, South), to act as consultants and agents of change in the empowerment of women’s political participation, b) A field study about the role of campaign managers in Lebanon, c) seminar including participants from three geographical groups and prospective women candidates, to introduce them to the importance of campaign managers and to announce public debate events in each region, c) Public debates about the “Role of Women in Politics”, to encourage more women to be involved in the political life as voters, political activists and as candidates. 

Project overall objectives

Objective 1:Empower campaign managers with necessary skills and capacities to support women candidates before the upcoming parliamentary elections in 2013.

Objective 2:Introduce women socio-political activists to the important role of qualified campaign managers for the success of their campaign.

Objective 3:Improve the participation of women in the political process as voters, political activists and as candidates.

Project activities

The major activities the project will carry out to reach these objectives are listed below:

First : Empower campaign managers with necessary skills and capacities to support women candidates before the upcoming parliamentary elections in 2013.

You can fill the application summaries below the criteria of applicant :

Educational Background: Law - Political Science - Sociology - Business Marketing - Media
Age Category: 25 – 40
Familiar with the following: Gender equality - Women Rights - Political Process
Resident of the following: North - Mount Lebanon - South

Second :Introduce women socio-political activists to the important role of qualified campaign managers, as a major contributor to the success of any social or political campaign.

Seminar: We will launch the field study and prospective campaign managers will present the role of campaign managers in the success of women candidates in Lebanon and any campaign for civil society organizations. Participants will include prospective campaign managers and women potential candidates, women politicians, or/and previous candidates, presidents of NGOs, representatives of civil society organizations, women leaders.

Third : Improve the participation of women in the political process as voters, political activists and as candidates.
Public debates will be organized by the trainees about women in politics and decision making positions. The debates must encourage women to be more involved in the political life as voters, political activists or candidates. Each debate will take place in one governorate (North, Mount Lebanon and South)
During the 3 public debates we will be conducting a survey for women attending the public debate before the event and after it to show the impact of the debates in increasing the number of future voters.
A small report will show the primary results before conducting a comparison with the elections’ results.

Project hosted by: SMART Center
Started on: Tuesday, January 1, 2013, End date: Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Project description


This project is a contest among youths to produce a 1-2 minutes public service announcement (PSA) to raise the awareness of the Lebanese public especially youth voting for the first time in Lebanon on the power of peoples' votes, election's integrity, democratic elections process and accountability. 

The topics of the PSA will be selected by the youth in collaboration with a group of experts and consultants in the fields of elections and film production. The PSAs will be filmed and screened in universities and on TV stations to raise the awareness based on peer to peer learning concentrating on elections' integrity and the power of each vote to make a change. The youth will receive one week training on producing PSAs, methodology of delivering the message through PSAs, leadership, public speaking, conflict resolution, skills for facilitators. Each one will receive a flip camera to start shooting their movies. 

A committee, which will evaluate the PSAs, will include: TV producers, reporters, journalists, directors, associated university professors, actors, actresses, donor's representative and Project's management. The committee will select the winning PSA's to be screened as part of the awareness and media campaign before the elections. The 10 youth winners will act as facilitators in at least 10 Lebanese Universities, where they will show the winning PSA's to students and discuss the right of accountability, anti-corruption and democratic elections process.

Project overall objectives

Objective 1: Training youth on PSA's production,public speaking, conflict Resolution, facilitators skills and leadership to improve their skills and influence their local communities.

Objective 2: Increasing the awareness of Lebanese communities, especially youth who will be voting for the first time, throughout the different districts in Lebanon, particularly in universities before the coming elections in 2013.

Objective 3: Building coalitions and partnering with media to contribute in the process of political reform and defending the public interest.

Project hosted by: Khota Ashabbab
Started on: Monday, August 1, 2011, End date: Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Project description

     Aley suffers from seasonal traffic, especially on its main road. From here, Khota Ashabab recognized the importance of the solutions to this problem in strengthening the economical, touristic and daily life of the citizens and held an advocacy campaign to promote the local authorities and involved figures to find fast practical solutions.

    Our main target was Aley’s municipality, because they can make the decision to implement the suggested solutions. We also targeted traders and shop owners, for they are directly affected by the problem.

      We conducted research on cities that had similar problems to ours and saw how they managed to solve it. We collected data on the number of cars entering Aley’s main road in peak times, conducted a study on how the parking should be arranged, the spaces that can be used and the directionality of the traffic.  We then brought different views on the solution together through meetings and focus groups and managed to come up with a solution that intersects with all. As a result, we approached the municipality in a general assembly and started applying constant pressure to find solutions, but in a constructive and collaborative way.  Throughout the whole process, we focused on involving the youth in our campaign through direct interaction on social media networks and photography contests that pinpoint the problem. Finally, we were able to build a group of around 20 people with the ability to lead future advocacy campaigns.

     Thanks to our campaign, citizens became more aware on the adverse effects traffic is drawing back on their economical and daily life, not to mention the money lost. We thus established a public awareness on problems that are mostly considered minor. The campaign resulted in Aley’s Municipality starting to find practical solutions that we helped in formulating some, and some solutions are already implemented by now or had their drafts finished and awaiting technical processing.

    We are now finalizing the project and we're collaborating with a group of engineers to present a full-packaged booklet containing all the traffic plans to Aley's main road. An implementation day will be conducted in summer 2013.

 

 

If you like to become part of Khota Ashabab   and help us in this campaign or future ones, you are mostly welcomed to join   us and take the lead in finding a better community. Stay tuned to hear more   form us!

 Our   contacts: khota@khota.org  www.khota.org   , www.facebook.com/khota.ashabab   , www.twitter.com/KhotaAshabab      +961  3 738473  +961 70 980771

 

 

 

Project overall objectives

-Make a constructive social pressure on the involved official parties to find quick solutions to the problem
-Spread awareness among citizens on the adverse effects traffic jam is drawing back on their economic and daily life
-Create a group that is able to fully conduct an advocacy campaign

Project activities

-Field Surveys
-Focus Groups
-Photo Marathon
-Town Hall Meeting
-Extensive Series of Workshops
-Meetings With The Engineers
-Traffic Plan Implementation Day (future invent)

Project hosted by: arcenciel
, End date: Sunday, June 30, 2013
Project description

Do you have an idea of an innovative project? Does it provide a sustainable solution for a social or environmental  problem?

Apply now to nabad, the largest Lebanese social entrepreneurship competition!

Approximately $120,000 in grant funding will be distributed to 15 winning projects ($5,000 to $10,000 per project).

Who is eligible to present his idea? Everyone in all Lebanese regions (entrepreneurs, students, NGOs,...)

Submit your project idea to nabad-arcenciel.org before June 30, 2013

 

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Project hosted by: Adyan Foundation
Started on: Tuesday, April 2, 2013, End date: Friday, May 31, 2013
Project description

"تنوعنا بيغنينا  هيدا الحلو فينا " شعار حملة "لبنان انت وانا" ضمن برنامج مؤسسة أديان طوائف متعددة هوية وطنية واحدة ".

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBpKGjhoYmE

Project hosted by: Amel Association
Started on: Monday, November 26, 2012, End date: Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Project description

In partnership with the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union HCLU, Amel House of Human Rights AHHR is organizing between the 26th of November and the 1st of December 2012 a unique training on video advocacy for 20 young human rights defenders and activists. The training will be followed by a coaching phase during which all training participants will film and produce short videos related to their work on human rights, and will publish it on the Internet

For all information related to the project please visit the following link: Video Advocacy Action V-A-A

Deadline for submitting applications: 29 October 2012

To apply: http://bit.ly/app_vaa

The training will be in English and is provided gratis

For more information, please contact us: vaa.training@gmail.com

Project funded by        المشروع مموّل من قبل

                        

The content of this publication is the sole responsibility of Amel Association and does not necessarily reflect the position of the Anna Lindh Foundation or that of the Open Society Institute

Project overall objectives

Despite the role digital media played in Arab uprisings, the increasingly complex and time consuming process of producing and publishing Internet optimized video is preventing human rights advocates from effectively channeling their message over the Internet in Lebanon and the Middle East. To answer this need, AHHR launched the Video Advocacy Action V-A-A Project.

Started on: Tuesday, March 1, 2011, End date: Thursday, February 28, 2013
Project description

The project target group will be prisoners in the prisons of southLebanonand their families. The project main focus will be on the social and economical level of prisoners' families paying attention also to prisoners inside their prisons. This extremely neglected part of the community will be targeted through a variety of activities aiming at enhancing their social, mental, health, and economical situation as much as possible. The ISF (internal security forces) who has the responsibility to manage all prisons in the country will be targeted also through the project with a program of training workshops aiming at raising the level of management of the prisons in the south.   

     The project will start with a deep assessment targeting an estimated number of 100 inmates' families concentrating on their social, economical, health and educational status, after which will be the phase of intervention.  Due to the severe lack of data regarding the social and economical situation of prisoners and their families in Lebanon, particularly in the south, the first period of the project will be dedicated to designing and conducting a deep assessment for the prisoners, both inmates and detainees and their families, regarding their social, economical, health, and educational situation. This assessment will be done in coordination and cooperation with official and civil entities that deal with such issues.

    When the assessment is done, the phase of intervening according to the outcomes of the assessment will start. It is important to point that there are general and obvious needs for the prisoners and their families as well as the ISF, already known to the authorities as well as the civil society including SHEILD through the fresh experience in the prisons. The deep assessment will be the tool for more focused and advanced intervention. The beneficiaries will be divided into two main domains with three target groups. The two main domains are inside and outside the prisons with the prisoners and the ISF as target groups inside the prisons and the prisoners' families as a third target group outside the prison. The prisoners will be targeted by health and psychological activities and workshops through medical and social experts, including mental healthcare and conflict resolution workshops. The ISF will be targeted by a capacity building program targeting mainly their capacity in dealing with prisoners, human rights, and training workshops with prisoners aiming at conflict resolution and stress management and other needed skills that will be assessed.

     The third category which is the most sensitive is the prisoners' families outside the prisons. Actually the lack of a regularly updated database regarding this category as well as the lack of attention by all related entities is resulting in a severely unpleasant situation. There is no data regarding the life situation for these families as well as their social and economical situation, the deep assessment will assess the situation and will provide necessary data for the intervention. According to the data provided, the families will be targeted through women who were supported by the prisoner (wife, mother, sister, adult daughter) by a vocational training program that will provide these women with necessary skills to master a certain craft to start a small business after being supported by necessary equipment and tools (IGA kit) to start an (IGA) income generating activity. The kits will be bought for a limited number of beneficiaries according to previously set criteria within the project budget and the amount of money will be considered as grants. These women also will be connected to entities offering micro credits for small businesses as additional financial support, especially those who will not benefit from IGA kits. This is on the economical level while on the social and health level, they will be targeted through a variety of social and health activities in coordination with related partners as well as they will receive social assistance from social experts according to their needs and in coordination with related entities. The families also will be targeted through children of prisoners. The educational and psychological status of the children will be assessed and supported where needed by reintegration in schools (if possible) for those who dropped out of schools and educational support for those who are still in schools. The children also will be included in certain activities aiming at integrating them with other children to reduce the feeling of isolation that the community attitude towards them often creates.  

Project overall objectives

1- Raise community awareness and enhance networking to respond to inmates and their families' needs as well as ensure access to basic services
2- Enhance the economical status of 100 inmates' families
3- Enhance the psychological and health situation of inmates inside the prisons
4- Provide social, health, and educational support for inmates' families
5- Enhance the capacities of ISF personnel managing prisons for better prisons management

Project activities

1- Networking with community stakeholders to aware to and respond to inmates' families basic needs
2- Vocational trainings for inmates' families
3- Creation of small income generating projects for inmates' families
4- Trainings program for inmates and security forces in prisons to raise awareness and capacities
5- Organize social and health related activities for inmates' families
6- Provide soem direct educational and health assistance for inmates' families