In a bid to enhance and understand the barriers to collective action within civil society in Lebanon, Sharq.Org commissioned a series of studies into collaboration between different actors and organisations in Lebanon. The studies benefited from a series of roundtable discussions that brought together CSOs to collectively consider and discuss the challenges and benefits of cooperative action.
Download ‘Collaboration within Lebanese Civil Society’ [PDF, English]The publications includes five white papers focused on collaboration between organisations focused on:
– Media Censorship, written by Leena Saidi
– Corruption, written by Dany Haddad
– Promoting Reading, written by Nawal Traboulsi
– Maternal Citizenship, written by Saada Allaw
– Waste Management, written by Aya Ibrahim
Published by Sharq.Org (2016)
Download ‘التعاون بين منظمات المجتمع المدني في لبنان’ [PDF, Arabic]
The program engaged civil society activists, academics, the media, and the public through focus group sessions, a public panel discussion and the publication of white papers. The five areas of focus addressed were maternal citizenship; corruption; waste management; promoting reading; and media censorship. Civically engaged organisations active in each of the areas came together to share knowledge and experiences and propose initiatives that foster cohesion and aim at change through unity.
The resulting white papers were published in December 2016 and launched at a public symposium held at the Issam Fares Institute at AUB where Peter Rimmele, resident representative of KAS Lebanon, assistant professor at LAU Monika Halkort, and researcher Dany Haddad led the discussion.