Rehabilitation of Holcim Quarry in Chekka
Starting Date :

2012

Closing Date :

2014

Status :

Completed

Total Fund :

360000 USD (shared)

Objective :

Restore an abandoned quarry which was previously operated by Holcim and present a model that is scalable and replicable at the national and regional level

Donor :

Holcim

Partner 1

ICUN ROWA

Partner 2 :

CNRS

AFDC Program Category

Nature conservation Research 

Outcome/Output :

Conduct fauna, flora and hydrological assessments of the quarry site. Use the assessments to design a comprehensive rehabilitation plan. Implement the design through the establishment of needed infrastructure. Plant the site with adapted trees and shrubs. Monitor the site to insure the success of the design and implementation

Geographic area:

Chekka (North Lebanon)

Beneficiaries :

Private company, model for private sector

Flora Assessment of construction site in Ghazir
Starting Date :

2014

Closing Date :

2014

Status :

Completed

Total Fund :

6000 USD

Objective :

Provide rapid flora assessment in Ghazir

Donor :

Exotica

Partner 1

Exotica

AFDC Program Category

Nature conservation Research 

Outcome/Output :

Conduct flora assessment of the construction site. Rapid inventory of the forest structure. Map the plant communities distribution across the site. Issue recommendations for mitigation of damages to the forest communities within the site

Geographic area:

Ghazir, Keserwan

Beneficiaries :

Exotica, Project developers

Flora Assessment of a future Quarry site in KfarHazir
Starting Date :

2014

Closing Date :

2014

Status :

Completed

Total Fund :

11000 USD

Objective :

Provide rapid flora assessment in Kfar Hazir

Donor :

Holcim

Partner 1

IUCN ROWA

AFDC Program Category

Nature conservation Research 

Outcome/Output :

Conduct flora assessment of the quarry site. Map the plant communities distribution across the site. Issue recommendations for future rehabilitation based on the results of the assessment

Geographic area:

KfarHazir, North Lebanon

Beneficiaries :

Holcim

Support to Alignment of Lebanon’s National Action Programme to the UNCCD 10 Year Strategy and Reporting Process.
Starting Date :

2015

Closing Date :

2016

Status :

Completed

Total Fund :

136000 USD

Objective :

Revise the national action programme developed in 2000 and align it with the 10 year strategy of the UNCCD

Donor :

GEF

Partner 1

MoA

AFDC Program Category

Nature conservation Research 

Outcome/Output :

Facilitate access to GEF funding through better alignment of the NAP with the 10 year strategy. Revised NAP. Determination of priority intervention areas

Geographic area:

National

Beneficiaries :

Ministries, land owners and managers

Holcim Quarry Rehabilitation Monitoring
Starting Date :

2015

Closing Date :

2018

Status :

Completed

Total Fund :

30,000 USD

Objective :

Monitor the success of the quarry rehabilitation measures and the retake of the ecosystem dynamics on site

Donor :

Holcim

AFDC Program Category

Nature conservation Research 

Outcome/Output :

Conduct three fauna and flora assessments (1/year).

Geographic area:

Chekka Quarries

Provision of Service for Ecological Afforestation and Reforestation Activities and Forest Management Planning in the Districts of Zahle, Rachaya and West Bekaa, Lebanon
Starting Date :

2018

Closing Date :

2019

Status :

On Going

Total Fund :

432,349 USD

Objective :

Contribute to the reduction of degradation pressures on forest ecosystems in the Qaroun Watershed.

Donor :

UNDP

Partner 1

FMRi

AFDC Program Category

Nature conservation Research 

Outcome/Output :

Reforestation of 117 Ha in Rachaya and Kawkaba
Forest management plan in Zahle, Rachaya and West

Geographic area:

Zahleh, Rachaya, West Bekaa

Beneficiaries :

Local communities

Report on LDN Targets
Starting Date :

2019

Closing Date :

2019

Status :

On Going

Total Fund :

70,000 USD

Objective :

Increase awareness among Lebanese stakeholders on the LDN framework and improve knowledge sharing on LDN addressing activities.

Donor :

UNDP

AFDC Program Category

Nature conservation Research 

Outcome/Output :

• Outcome 1. Lebanon’s Land Degradation Neutrality targets as defined by the NAP are validated and corresponding indicators are determined, and data collected.
• Outcome 2. Lebanon has prepared and submitted its national report to the UNCCD Secritariat

Geographic area:

National

Beneficiaries :

Ministries, land owners