War Child and MSM awarded for cooperation projects Lebanon

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We have just announced the awarded proposals of the call published last July, of the Capacity Development Programme Lebanon for 12 month institutional cooperation projects.

Of the seven proposals received, we granted two, for the total available budget of € 1 million:

  • War Child Holland and the Lebanese Organization for Studies and Training will train formal and non-formal teachers in English language and in dealing with trauma techniques. Through training, management capacity is to be improved at the education institutions involved. The project aims to build the vocational capacity through skills development of vocational and non-formal teachers.
  • Maastricht School of Management and the American University of Beirut will help the Kayany Foundation and the Al Maymouna Education (2 local NGOs) to implement ‘Safe and Sound’. This way, the mental health of Syrian refugee children in primary and secondary schools can be improved through community and family-based psycho social support.


“We are delighted with the interest shown by the Dutch institutions in this call for Lebanon. We expect that Lebanon and the other countries in the region will receive more and more attention from the ministry in the coming years. The increase in budget for capactiy building in the middle eastern region is a good start!” - Birgitte Vos, Partnerships & Programme Developer at Nuffic

Objectives of the programme

Our Capacity Development Programme Lebanon contributes to the improvement of future perspectives of host communities and refugees in Lebanon. It aims to strengthen the impact of existing Dutch financial interventions for stabilisation in Lebanon. We have two major development objectives:

  • Strengthening the capacities of relevant Lebanese organisations and institutions that have come under pressure due to the influx of refugees from Syria and are involved with the implementation of the Lebanon Crisis Response Plan (LCRP).
  • Building the capacities of Lebanese civil society and community-based organisations in their work on behalf of displaced Syrians and other vulnerable beneficiaries.

Funds are made available for institutional cooperation projects in primary and secondary education (language barriers, cultural sensitivity and teacher-parent contact, dealing with trauma) and agricultural TVET (teacher and management capacity).

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