Quick Impact Projects in Lebanon
Development cooperation , 10.06.2019

Quick Impact Projects in Lebanon

Description

Quick Impact Projects in Lebanon support the development of local communities in Southern Lebanon and, thereby, enhance the trust between the UNIFIL troops and the local population, which is essential in order to provide a favorable operational environment for the troops. The UNIFIL troops seek ensuring stability in the area. Southern Lebanon continues to suffer from the damages caused by the 2006 conflict between Israel and Hezbollah. Lebanon hosts some one million Syrian refugees, which also has an impact on the overall situation in the country. The 18 projects that were implemented in 2018 helped improving irrigation systems as well as provision of drinking water and waste management. Also various trainings and recreational activities were offered. Results are positive. The projects have allowed enhancing the trust between the troops and the local communities and, at the same time, for instance, for improving access to water and waste management as well as the situation of vulnerable groups. In 2019 the focus will be in solar energy based street lighting and in equipping health centers, schools and kindergartens. Education and recreational activities will be continued. Projects are identified and implemented by the Finnish UNIFIL troops following the Quick Implementation Project guidance of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs. Finnish contribution to QIP projects is 100 000 Euros in 2019.

Funding decision  10.06.2019

100 000 €

Target country

Lebanon

Objectives monitored by OECD's Development Assistance Committee

  • Participatory development/Good governance
  • Gender equality

Field of activity

  • Participation in international peacekeeping operations 50%
  • Social protection 50%

Type of aid

Project-type interventions

Special target group

  • women
  • girls
  • children
  • youth

Funding channel

Suomen julkinen sektori

Contact

ali-10

Code for the object of funding

85202504

ID

UHA2019-003546

Modified

03.07.2019