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The role of Community Based Organizations in preparing and responding to crisis in Lebanon, a qualitative study

This study explores the role of community-based organizations in preparing for and responding to crisis in Lebanon. While there has been considerable work conducted on preparedness, responsiveness and recovery to crisis in Lebanon, there has been little work so far that focuses on measuring and assessing the capacities, expertise, strengths and weaknesses of local CBOS in preparing and responding to crises.

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Shrinking space, constraints, and fragmentation: Lebanon CSOs civic & operational space during the lockdown of January-March2021

This infographic provides an overview of civic space and CSOs operational space in Lebanon during the Covid 19 related lockdown and state of emergency between January and March 2021. It shows that, although local civil society organisations and initiatives are the main responders on the ground, they have faced many limitations and restrictions, which have affected their impact. Data shows that interventions have overlooked some regions and specific groups.

A Practical guide for Civil Society Organisations in Lebanon on Communication & Visibility

NGOs now have a growing need for Information and Communication specialists, whose task usually consists of supporting the organisation by shedding light on its activities, organising its media campaigns and communicating with external parties, which would yield bene ts to the organisation’s projects in the  eld of development, charity or change.

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A Practical Guide for Civil Society Organisations on Financial Management

Understanding your Civil Society Organisation’s finances is essential to guarantee proper decision-making in your organisation’s activities and to ensure that your financial operations and processes are in line with the financial and accounting guidelines and principles. It can also ultimately support the sustainability of your organisation as a whole.

This Financial Management Guide is a basic tool to assist accountants and financial managers with making well-in- formed decisions regarding CSO management.

 

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A Practical Guide for Civil Society Organisations in Lebanon on Research Methods

Evidence-based research forms the backbone of any serious attempt to produce knowledge about society or understand social, cultural, and political phenomena, behaviors,and attitudes, in order to devise the adequate responses and interventions (whether in programming or policy making). Hence, this module provides civil society organisations, actors, practitioners in Lebanon with basic concepts in research design and practical guidelines to optimise the use of research method tools in their work. 

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A Practical Guide for Civil Society Organisations in Lebanon on Organisational Management

This guidebook aims to build the capacities of civil society organisations’ members, prepare them for using organisational management tools, and introduce them to good governance mechanisms.

It is divided into four main sections, with each section addressing topics related to CSO management and the different aspects thereof, as follows:

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