We are a Lebanese Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) registered in Beirut in 2012. We focus on the peaceful transformation of community-based conflicts. We serve a number of communities in North Lebanon by providing them training, coaching, technical support, grants and in-kind contributions.
A violence-free Lebanese society
To empower communities in Lebanon to address conflicts cooperatively and nonviolently.
Our strategic commitment from 2011 till 2020: We are focused on the North of Lebanon because we consider it to be a very sensitive and vulnerable part of our country that is prone to different typologies of local conflicts. In addition, we think that the major influx of Syrian refugees to its areas, increases the likelihood of conflicts among local communities and refugees.
We build local capacities for peace and we connect them to additional resources and support offered by other organizations and programs.
We concentrate on building consensus locally amongst different key figures and institutions as we consider that the lack of consensus is a key impeding factor for development and for addressing current key issues.
Building on existing initiatives
Identifying local figures
Learning from communities
Trainings are a means to an end
Contextualizing our trainings
We work on Peace which is represented by the two white olive branch leaves
The test tube represents the lab, meaning that we use scientific research practices in our peace work (i.e. constantly rechecking our assumptions and adapting our work accordingly)
Peace is preserved in a test tube in order to say that peace needs to be [a] observed, [b] well analyzed, [c] protected for a long period of time because it is fragile. Also, trying to make a statement that Peace is a long term commitment.
Color blue : we believe it represents peace