where we focus
Gender Equality and Social Inclusion
Gender equality is a human right. Women and Men are entitled to live with dignity and with freedom from want and from fear. Gender equality is also a precondition for advancing development and reducing poverty.
At EFADA, we care about improving lives. So we work to design and implement inclusive projects, taking into account how gender-based differences may affect program impacts.
And we draw from our experience with cultures in countries around the world. Our projects integrate factors like age, geographic location, ethnic and religious identities, sexual identity, and socio-economic status. Gender equality is one of 17 Global Goals that make up the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Peace, Stability, and Transition
EFADA is one of the leading development NGO, committed to taking on the toughest development challenges in the most complex environments. Learning from our multisectoral global network, we promote tolerance and reduce vulnerability to violent conflict and disasters. EFADA implements results-driven programs that successfully mitigate the effects of conflict, drive peacebuilding efforts, and support democratic transitions and political stability. Whether it is supporting a peaceful transition to democracy or lending a steady hand in recovery after a natural disaster, EFADA has the capacity, the ingenuity, and the determination to help communities restore themselves.
Education and Youth
Many people in need around the world do not get a quality education where they can learn and develop.
To advance learning, EFADA supports education programs. We focus on the improvement of the socio-economic status of marginalized and vulnerable groups. Tomorrow’s world must be better than today’s, which is why our work with youth is so central to who we are. With more than half of the world’s population under 30 years of age, it is critical that we empower young people as tomorrow’s leaders. We see youth as both beneficiaries and stakeholders, and we create economic opportunities for young people to drive meaningful change around the world.
we believe that all young people without exception have the right to lead productive, engaged, and healthy lives.
Decent Work and Economic Growth
As the global economy continues to recover we are seeing slower growth, widening inequalities and employment that is not expanding fast enough to keep up with the growing labour force. According to the International Labour Organization, more than 204 million people are unemployed in 2015.
The opportunity to work and earn a living is one of the most effective ways people can rebuild their lives in dignity and peace. We work to promote the right to work, the right to skills development and innovative ways of supporting economic self-reliance and promoting policies that encourage entrepreneurship and job creation. Decent work is one of 17 Global Goals that make up the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
EFADA is a non-profit, non-politically affiliated, non-religious civil association
Economic Funds and Abilities Development Association "EFADA" is a non-profit, non-politically affiliated, non-religious Lebanese civil association founded in 2014 (registration number 2471) that work towards sustainable social and economic development of the societies and individuals in the MENA region.
EFADA aims to promote cooperation and coordination with the social, cultural and scientific institutions and associations in Lebanon and the world, particularly in the Arab countries.
EFADA seeks to raise public awareness on human rights and democracy and promote gender equality and non-discrimination and empower the vulnerable and marginalized groups.
We are members of (INEE) Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies, (GNDR) Global Network of Civil Society Organisations for Disaster Reduction, AWID Women's Rights and Internet Society.
Education and Youth
DECENT WORK AND ECONOMIC GROWTH
Gender equality and social inclusion
PEACE, STABILITY, AND TRANSITION
WHO IS BEHIND EFADA
Beginning with EFADA’ founder Khaled Dirany, our leadership team has a passion for making a difference in the lives of people and demonstrates leadership, versatility, and integrity in their work
Mohamad El Moussawi
Business Development Services for Micro, Small and Medium Entreprise
Business Development Services (BDS) are a very important means of supporting the development of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs), which are known to create employment, generate income and contribute to economic development and growth. Employment and income generation are particularly important as far as impoverished rural areas, vulnerable communities and groups are concerned.
BUSINESS SUPPORT TO MSMES
- Free visit to your business permises to discuss your business need
- Counseling concerning the business growth plan
- Assistance in the preparation of a loan application including a business plan and a cash flow
- Assistance in the preparation of required documents
- Follow up on application with our partner banks until loan disbursement
Start/Expand Your Business
- Lebanese Nationals operating a small profitable business.
- Registered & non-registered small businesses in all sectors.
- Start-ups which demonstrate innovation in the development of a new product or service of a new production or business process
- Focus on remote rural areas
- New or existing projects in all productive economic sectors except real estate
Latest News and Publications
CALL FOR TRAINERS: EFADA is recruiting candidates for an anticipated Short-term Vocational Training Project in Bekaa, Taanayel/Barelias
Applications are being accepted for an anticipated Short-term Vocational Training Project in Bekaa, Taanayel or Barelias assisting vulnerable Lebanese and Syrians. Under the project, EFADA intends to support 120-139 persons in central Bekaa with vocational training during the period from 04 March-25 April 2019. Each training is expected to be between 40-50 hours, 3 hours per day from 10-1:00, 14-16 days.
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As part of the empowering youth through employability entrepreneurship and mentorship Project a graduation ceremony was held for a group of Youth after three-months vocational training and mentoring program in partnership with Al Majmoua and supported and funded by UNICEF. Congratulations to all! ضمن مشروع تمكين وتطوير الشباب والشابات, تمّ تنظيم حفل تخرّج دفعة من
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Within the framework of Take Action project, and in collaboration with DPNA and LIU, we met with the Lebanese International university students, explained the electoral law and participated with us in the virtual selection process. The project aims to encourage first time young voters to participate in Lebanese parliamentary elections. ضمن اطار مشروع تحرّك وبالتعاون
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“Your proposal should be a compelling presentation of your project, which includes reasonable objectives, a plan to achieve them, and your ability to carry out the plan” explains Ahmad Mroueh, in an introduction on how to develop a proposal to fund non-profit projects. A happy and active morning at Lebanon Support’s office with representatives from 9
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EFADA participated in the organisational management workshop as part of the Enabling Youth Led Intiatives project
As part of the Enabling Youth Led Intiatives project. EFADA participated in the organisational management workshop. The workshop is delivered by Ahmad Mroueh, and is the first training within the “Enabling Youth Led Initiatives” project, which aims at enabling and empowering Youth-led CivilSociety organisations to better target their interventions, increase their advocacy reach, and help them influence policy. This
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Lebanon Support organised on the 24th of May 2018 an Iftar dinner at Ahwak restaurant with representatives from 10 youth-led organisations who are incubated as part of the “Enabling Youth Led Initiatives” project, within the Civil Society Incubator programme. During the Iftar dinner, EFADA’s representative shared the stories of how our organisation was established, the causes
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For more than 3 years, our sole focus has been to help young people succeed. Together with partners we’ve invested in ensuring that youth develop the leadership, technical, and life skills to earn a livelihood. Whether it’s landing a first job, growing a business, or driving social change, every young person deserves the opportunity
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Call for Applications / دعوة لتقديم الطلبات للمشاركة في البرنامج التدريبي الذي تقيمه جمعية إفادة الشرق الأوسط
تنظم جمعية إفادة الشرق الأوسط بالتعاون مع الجمعية اللبنانية للتنمية – المجموعة برنامج للتدريب المهني والحرفي والذي يهدف الى دعم الشباب للتطوّر في النطاق الشخصي والعملي من إنشاء مشاريعهم الخاصة, تطوير مشاريعهم القائمة وكيفية وضع الأهداف والعمل للوصول اليها يهدف هذا التدريب/البرنامج على اكتساب حرفة ومهنة جديدة للذين/للواتي يبحثون عن تأسيس مشروع خاص يستهدف هذا
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ملخص عن المبادرة سوف يشارك في مشروع ” تمكين المرأة للمشاركة الفعالة والقيادة ” 90 سيدة من 6 بلديات مختلفة في المناطق القروية في محافظة البقاع, لبنان. كل مجموعة مؤلفة من 15 سيدة سوف تخضع لمدة شهر لتدريب مكثف ويشمل التدريب للمشاركات 3 برامج مختلفة: 1- المهارات الحياتية وتشمل مهارات التواصل القيادة, التخطيط الاستراتيجي, حل
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Minimum Standards for Education: Preparedness, Response, Recovery – A Commitment to Access, Quality and Accountability
INEE Minimum Standards Wars and natural disasters deny generations the knowledge and opportunities that an education can provide. Education is not only a right, but in emergency situations through to recovery quality education provides physical, psychosocial and cognitive protection that can sustain and save lives. Education in emergencies ensures dignity and sustains life by offering
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