Donor: Building Alliances for Local Advancement, Development and Investment – Capacity Building (BALADI CAP)
Partners: Development for People and Nature Association (DPNA) and Youth Initiative (Mubadarat)
Duration: June 2017 – May 2018
Total Budget: USD 113,418
Geographical Reach: Majdal Anjar (Bekaa), Chwaya (North Lebanon), Shwaya (South Lebanon)
This project was designed to enable the youth within the three selected localities (Majdal designed Anjar, Nimreen, and Chwaya) to effectively advocate for the implementation of good governance practices in municipalities. These Youth Committees (YCs) will attend a series of capacity building workshops to develop their advocacy skills and knowledge on Municipal law and budgeting. Furthermore, needs-based assessments will be conducted in the areas to identify the top priority needs of the local community. The YCs will work towards advocating for a participatory form of Municipal budgeting in order to address the top priority needs of their communities.
- Delivering a series of workshops on: Good governance and transparency, communications and advocacy strategies, and Municipal Law;
- Conducting needs-based assessment within each community;
Implementing an advocacy strategy targeted towards the Municipal officials.