Report & Roundtables: NGO collaboration, Beirut –
Promoting cohesion and collaboation within  Lebanese civil society

Report & Roundtables: NGO collaboration, Beirut

This study, entitled “Lebanon White Papers” and conducted in partnership with the Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS) Lebanon office, brought together civil society professionals to constructively discuss the benefits of and challenges to collaboration between civil society actors in Lebanon.

Conducted in 2016, the program engaged civil society activists, academics, the media, and the public through focus group sessions, a public panel discussion and the publication of white papers.

The five areas of focus addressed were maternal citizenship; corruption; waste management; promoting reading; and media censorship.

Civically engaged organisations active in each of the areas came together to share knowledge and experiences and propose initiatives that foster cohesion and aim at change through unity.

The resulting white papers were published in December 2016 and launched at a public symposium held at the Issam Fares Institute at AUB where Peter Rimmele, resident representative of KAS Lebanon, assistant professor at LAU Monika Halkort, and researcher Dany Haddad led the discussion.


The downloadable PDF publication includes white papers on the following topics:

Media Censorship, by Leena Saidi

Corruption, by Dany Haddad

Promoting Reading, by Nawal Traboulsi

Maternal Citizenship, by Saada Allaw

Waste Management, by Aya Ibrahim


The white papers are also available for download in Arabic.



Sharq is a non-profit organisation registered in the UK and Lebanon and working across the Arab World to promote and strengthen pluralism and independent thought through interventions in media development and production, oral history, community building and cultural practice.