Social stability strikes up in Lebanon!

Following an introductory session with the Lebanese Ministry of Social Affairs (MoSA) on 13 August 2018, the Qudra Programme is ready to act to strengthen the social stability between refugees, IDPs and host communities in Lebanon. The related activities will be implemented by one of Qudra’s implementing partner in the field, Expertise France.

After the fruitful and promising meeting, recognizing the fundamental needs and the importance of the Programme, several topics on the action plan such rehabilitation of Social Development Centers (SDCs), protection, child protection and access of information were addressed.

Both parties expressed their satisfaction with the outcome of the meeting where the General Director, H.E Judge Abdallah Ahmad, articulated that the Ministry is looking forward to a sustainable and long-lasting partnership beyond the timeframe of the current Qudra Programme until June 2019. Moreover, he stressed three main recommendations among which the cost-efficiency of the implementation, the sustainability of the activities both financially and programmatically and the involvement of the Ministry in the preparation of potential future projects.

As the Qudra Programme is grateful and thankful for this partnership in Lebanon to make sure that these activities come to fruition, the Ministry of Social Affairs (MoSA) and EF are looking forward to kick-starting the implementation swiftly.

The Qudra Programme focuses on strengthening social stability through community-based services in Lebanon under its Module 3 – Social Stability. Qudra – Resilience for Syrian refugees, IDPs and host communities in response to the Syrian and Iraqi crises is a regional action financed by the EU Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syrian Crisis, the 'Madad' Fund and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).