Live Lebanon focuses its efforts and funds into projects that will be catalysts for economic and community development in underprivileged and underdeveloped Lebanese communities. The projects that Live Lebanon carefully select will, when successfully completed, significantly improve the lives of many Lebanese people. The factors that Live Lebanon takes into consideration when selecting a project are the impact of the economic, health, or educational benefits of the potential project and the number of people that the project will positively affect.
Every inch of Lebanon. LIVE LEBANON does not exclude any deprived region from addressing its development needs. The following are the four regions as organized by LIVE LEBANON: Bekaa, South, North, and Mount Lebanon and Beirut.
Live Lebanon works with local working groups which include members from the municipalities, cooperatives, NGOs, the Goodwill Ambassadors, and other members of civil society to carefully select projects.
The criteria are the following: they should be relevant, feasible and sustainable. The projects should benefit the community and not private institutions or individuals.
Every year Live Lebanon publishes a Call for Proposals during which projects are being received and evaluated for future funding.
Next proposal will take place before the end of 2012. So stay tune to our website or FB group for more information.
Not all Lebanese villages are listed. Not yet. Since LIVE LEBANON was launched in November 2009, 30 villages have been targeted. This number will increase as LIVE LEBANON will make a call for projects soon. However, don’t wait for us to get to your village. If you have an idea for a development project, share it with us and it could become a reality. In August 2010, as part of an open call for project proposals, more than 450 municipalities and members of civil society submitted ideas for local development projects in various villages around the country. Of these projects more than 40 have been adopted by LIVE LEBANON.
LIVE LEBANON is a UNDP initiative. Hence, UNDP administers, manages, and oversees all activities of LIVE LEBANON. UNDP’s global experience in project management ensures projects are implemented efficiently and reported thoroughly and transparently.
Local Development in Lebanon is our ultimate aim. LIVE LEBANON seeks to alleviate regional disparities by implementing fast-impact development projects that affect every person in Lebanon. We primarily seek to engage the Lebanese expatriate communities encouraging them to reinstate their ties with their villages and hometowns and to support their local development.
Yes, indeed. Many of the eight Millennium Development Goals are common with that of LIVE LEBANON. The eradicating of poverty and hunger (MDG1) is sought to be reached by helping locals improve their businesses, obtaining higher incomes as well as through the creation of new job opportunities. Supporting schools and their students with better academic and recreational facilities helps reaching universal education (MDG2). Allowing children and mothers better access to healthcare services (MDG4-5) and ensuring environmental sustainability (MDG7) are other common goals. To learn more about the Millennium Development Goals please click here
You choose how. You can choose to distribute fliers around Lebanese communities in Boston or host a fundraising party at your university in Paris. You can promote LIVE LEBANON at your place of work, write an article about us on your blog, or decide to wear a LIVE LEBANON t-shirt once a month. LIVE LEBANON wants you to be creative. LIVE LEBANON needs you to be involved.
UNDP appoints LIVE LEBANON Goodwill Ambassadors to promote the initiative across the Lebanese expatriate communities. At the present time, LIVE LEBANON Goodwill Ambassadors cover the following countries/regions: Arab States, Australia, Brasil, Latin America, Nigeria and Western Europe. Get introduced to LIVE LEBANON Goodwill Ambassadors here
LIVE LEBANON has received support from many partners. To get introduced to our partners click here. If you have a partnership offer to LIVE LEBANON, we will be glad to hear from you. The support you offer is crucial to making local development in Lebanon a reality.
Your support to LIVE LEBANON will allow you to be considered a friend of the initiative. Your name and contribution will be noted on a special page. Some friends are selected to be featured in our monthly newsletter.