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Drug Policies in Lebanon

Youth Forum

On Saturday the 26th of November 2016, the last of the three workshops of the Youth Policy Forum was successfully conducted with Masar Association and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation. Young people from various parties and organizations actively presented and discussed within two working group sessions their propositions on how to prevent drug use amongst the youth in Lebanon, and how to amend national drug policies. The aim of the workshop is to encourage young people to effectively participate in the political life on a national level through self-chosen issues. more…

Event Reports | November 26, 2016

Integrating Reproductive Health Education in School Curricula

Following the first workshop with “Protecting the Lebanese Youth in the Labor Market” in September 2016, the second was also very successful and encouraging workshop on “Integrating Reproductive Health Education in School Curricula” as part of the Youth Policy Forum took place last Saturday on the 05th of November in partnership with Masar. more…

Event Reports | November 7, 2016

Enhancing conflict resolution in Tripoli through food and arts

On Sunday, November 6th 2016, the Konrad Adenauer Foundation and the Arab Resource Center for Popular Arts (ARCPA/AL-JANA) organized a one-day festival in Tripoli (North Lebanon) during which 80 women from Al-Kobbeh and Jabal Mohsen cooked together and shared the food with the entire community. Throughout the event, local artists exhibited their work and local musicians played music, thus creating a harmonious and peaceful atmosphere. more…

Event Reports | November 6, 2016

Practical Wisdom, Social Partnership & Cooperative Governance


The chair “Pope Benedict XVI” of the Faculty of Humanities of the Notre Dame University-Louaize and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation organized a one-day seminar entitled: “Practical wisdom, social partnership and cooperative governance: What Lebanon and the Middle East can learn from the success of social market economy”. Several academics, businesspeople, students and representatives of civil society participated in the seminar and celebrated the results with a publication. more…

Event Reports | October 19, 2016

Lebanon's Oil and Gas Wealth: Policy Recommendations for Escaping the "Devil's Excrement" Curse

Dr. Nasser Saidi

Many argue that developing Lebanon’s oil and gas industry may be the solution to propel the country out of its current economic lethargy. But how valuable are Lebanon’s oil and gas revenues really? This paper addresses four major risks in exploiting the country’s oil and gas wealth and advances several policy recommendations on how best to avoid the curse of “devil’s excrement” which Lebanon could all too easily fall prey to. more…

September 28, 2016