|The overall objective of the “Peace Building Project” was the creation of positive peace in Lebanon by addressing the core problems and the underlying root causes of conflict. This entails changing the patterns of interaction of the involved parties –moving them away from confrontation and violence towards political and economic participation, peaceful relationships, and social harmony. This will be enhanced through the creation of conflict resolution and peace–building mechanisms that enhance cooperation and dialogue among different identity groups and help them manage their conflict of interests through peaceful means.
Undeniably, Non-Governmental Organizations and Civil Society Organizations play a vital role in peacebuilding and the creation of sustainable peace. NGOs should have the capacity to empower parties to constructively deal with conflict, monitor for human rights and minority groups, and build the capacity of vulnerable groups.
One of the major goals of this Project was to re-empower functioning bodies of the Lebanese civil society to make vital decisions and strengthen their capacity to address the needs of the Lebanese people.
It is hoped that through the training of trainers, NGOs members will be exposed to:
· Introduction to theoretical and operational concepts of conflict prevention and transformation techniques,
· Foster indigenous democratic elements, conflict resolution mechanisms,
· Promote conflict prevention and peacebuilding that is context-specific to Lebanon reflecting the Lebanese local values and history.
Type of services provided:
Actual Training Services:
- Funded by:
- Implementation date:
- Jun 2008 - Sep 2008
- Overall project value :
- 47,000 USD