Addressing inequalities and accelerating SDGs
Crafting peace and building a safer world


Agence Française de Développement (AFD)
Middle East

As a flagship program of the Minka Middle East Initiative, the Shabake program, implemented by Expertise France, aims to strengthen, and support the capacities of Lebanese NGOs. The Lebanese civil society is recognized as essential in crisis prevention and response in Lebanon. The Lebanese civil society has played a fundamental role in responding to the Syrian refugee response and since the multilayers crises that have impacted Lebanon. Supporting Lebanese NGO and promoting the "localisation of aid" is crucial for maintaining Lebanon's social cohesion, peace and stability.