Mada is a non-partisan, non-sectarian Lebanese NGO which aims to reinforce the relationship between local communities and their natural environment for the satisfaction of their substantial needs.
Mada was established in Lebanon in 2000 and registered under decree #4336-AD 242 from MoI on Oct. 2000.
VisionMada strives for the emergence of balanced communities that are appreciative of diversity, open to the world, and respectful of human rights and social justice; communities that base their development on a long-term vision of public interest and on models that emphasize a harmonious relationship between human beings and their environment. Members of these communities would be committed, accountable, and creative citizens, able to realize their initiatives and unite their energies within effective partnerships.
MissionMada works with different groups in various developmental and environmental projects in Lebanon to facilitate dynamics of change, through endogenous and inclusive efforts as well as policies and regulations appropriate to local realities. Mada achieves this mission by:
supporting marginalized persons or groups and providing a space for initiatives carried out by actors who have the potential for change, and
contributing to the establishment of relationships or effective partnerships between local actors and other stakeholders.
Through its activities, Mada tries to ensure long-term mobilization and to inspire new practices of leadership while contributing to the emergence of a culture of collective action and responsibility.