AFDC001
Starting Date :

2001

Closing Date :

2005

Status :

Completed

Total Fund :

$450,000

Objective :

Capacity building

Donor :

Hanns Seidel Foundation – HSS

AFDC Program Category

Rural Development 

Outcome/Output :

• Contribute to the production of State of Lebanon’s forest 2007
• National conferences on forest fires and hunting
• Annual training for volunteers about early intervention in forest fire fighting

Geographic area:

National

Beneficiaries :

ministries, local community, general public,

Eco-tourism and reforestation for the support of local communities (Bekaa)
Starting Date :

2006

Closing Date :

2007

Status :

Completed

Total Fund :

400,000 USD

Objective :

Promote eco-tourism as a platform for sustainable development in remote areas, as well as increasing Lebanon’s green cover.

Donor :

World Bank

Partner 1

CDR

AFDC Program Category

Nature conservation Rural Development 

Outcome/Output :

Capacity building
Training

Geographic area:

Hasbaya – Rashaya

Regaining the ecological integrity needed through supporting rural development initiatives
Starting Date :

2006

Closing Date :

2009

Status :

Completed

Total Fund :

300,000 USD

Objective :

To achieve sustainable management of Mount Lebanon forest landscapes by reinstating their ecological integrity and the socio-economic fabric through the participation of the local communities and all the concerned local actors.

Donor :

WWF

Partner 1

WWF

AFDC Program Category

Environmental Education Nature conservation Rural Development 

Outcome/Output :

Establish a traditional grape molasses press in Ramlieh village. Establish a forest center in Qornayel village. Create marketing packages for the rural products in both sites. Reforestation of two sites in Ramlieh and Qornayel villages. Increase the capacity of AFDC units in forest fire fighting and prevention by building capacities and provision of equipment. Develop and implement an environmental education program targeting the schools in the project area in addition to schools targeted by AFDC Environmental. Education Program implemented all over Lebanon and targeting more than 250 private and public schools

Geographic area:

Matn, Qornayel

Beneficiaries :

local community, municipality, schools

Biodiversity Conservation through Ecotourism in the Mashreq Region
Starting Date :

2007

Closing Date :

2008

Status :

Completed

Total Fund :

660000 USD

Objective :

Contribute to the social and economic development of the rural communities through sustainable tourism activities and the improvement of biodiversity conservation measures and site preservation

Donor :

SDC

Partner 1

SPNL

Partner 2 :

AROCHA, RSCN

AFDC Program Category

Nature conservation Rural Development 

Outcome/Output :

Renovation of MFDCL Forest center, Flora and fauna assessment, Wetland restoration

Geographic area:

Kfarzabad, Ammiq

Beneficiaries :

Local communities, municipalities, tour operators

Towards Developing and Implementing a National Strategy for Forest Fire Management in Lebanon
Starting Date :

2007

Closing Date :

2008

Status :

Completed

Total Fund :

350000 Euros

Objective :

Develop a national protocol of cooperation in forest fire management and control and to reach a Memorandum of Understanding among the Ministries of Environment, Agriculture, Interior and Defense, Provide basic tools and equipment for forest guards and Civil Defense centres in sensitive forest areas for early intervention in fire fighting,

Donor :

EU

Partner 1

MoE

AFDC Program Category

Nature conservation Rural Development 

Outcome/Output :

A forest fire management plan, A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for forest fire management among concerned ministries approved by the National Executive and Technical Forest Fire Prevention and Forest Restoration Committee, effective tools and equipment for forest fire control provided and used by the forest guards and the Civil Defence

Geographic area:

national

Beneficiaries :

ministries, general public

Economic Viability for Nature Conservation in Lebanon
Starting Date :

2007

Closing Date :

2009

Status :

Completed

Total Fund :

660,000 USD

Objective :

To promote eco-tourism through creation of full packages, building capacities and upgrading facilities.

Donor :

RSCN in Jordan

Partner 1

Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)

Partner 2 :

Al Shouf Cedar Society &Arocha

AFDC Program Category

Rural Development 

Outcome/Output :

Ramlieh
Ammiq – Bekka
Al-Shouf Cedar Resserve

Forest fires preventive measures in Qadisha Valley
Starting Date :

2010

Closing Date :

2011

Status :

Completed

Total Fund :

20000 USD

Objective :

Support in preserving Qadisha valley for future generations

Donor :

UNESCO

Partner 1

Bsharre Municipal Federation

AFDC Program Category

Resilient communities Rural Development 

Outcome/Output :

Selection of group of volunteers from the local communities targeted, Conducting one intensive training course for the volunteers, Purchase of fire equipment to be used in combating forest fires, map the valley and determine the fire threat category appropriate for each area based on a set of criteria

Geographic area:

Qadisha

Beneficiaries :

Municipalities

Supporting and developing rural production and in Al Matn Al Aala, Lebanon
Starting Date :

2011

Closing Date :

2012

Status :

Completed

Total Fund :

120,000 USD

Objective :

To promote women engagement in sustainable rural development through reviving traditional products such as grape molasses and dried fruits.

Donor :

Ministry of Social Affairs

AFDC Program Category

Eco- tourism Rural Development 

Outcome/Output :

Training
Capacity building
Grape press in Ramlieh
Drying fruits in Maten

Geographic area:

Maten el Alaa

Beneficiaries :

Local communitiy

Building the capacities of the Municipalities on Disasters Management and Contingency Planning
Starting Date :

2014

Closing Date :

2014

Status :

Completed

Total Fund :

101175 USD

Objective :

Towards developing the National Response Framework for Disasters Risk Management.

Donor :

USAID / BALADI-Plus program / MSI

AFDC Program Category

Resilient communities Rural Development 

Outcome/Output :

training on the approach to disaster management, preparedness to face disasters and emergencies, effective response during emergencies and disasters, and finally on early recovery efforts, Receipt of self-training tools and awareness material to be shared with the whole members of the targeted communities.

Geographic area:

Ainata (Baalback –Hermel), Deir Aamar (North), Bazbina (Akkar), Kousba (North) Barouk (Shouf), Aabra (South)

Beneficiaries :

Municipalities

Consolidation of the water infrastructure and hygiene practices within the village of Ghazze
Starting Date :

2014

Closing Date :

2014

Status :

Completed

Total Fund :

201855.5 USD

Objective :

Mitigate the pressures on the water sector in the Ghazze host community by improving water availability for the residents; refugees and locals alike while sustaining a constant supply of good quality water.

Donor :

UNOCHA

AFDC Program Category

Resilient communities Rural Development 

Outcome/Output :

Rehabilitate 1 km of damaged water network.
Provision the community with a generator to secure the operation of the main water pump.
Provide the refugees with hygiene kits.
Provide awareness sessions to the refugees.

Geographic area:

Ghazze

Beneficiaries :

Local community, municipality