Facilitating spaces for knowledge exchange among actors in the sector

  • Information and knowledge exchange workshops

Many actors are involved in the water and sanitation sector in Lebanon. The lack of spaces for coordination presents a barrier to project consistency and quality improvement.

To enable loop-back of experiences on the projects implemented, LEWAP runs multi-stakeholder exchange workshops. During such workshops, stakeholders share lessons learned from the projects implemented, identified bottlenecks, as well as solutions put forward.

These workshops strengthen coordination among local authorities, civil society organizations, local and international NGOs, public institutions, research centers, universities and the private sector (reports).

  • Working groups

Working groups are built on key themes at the request of platform partners. Bringing together some professionals from the sector with expertise on the chosen subject, working groups aim to consider the question in depth and to suggest effective approaches to work.

Working groups first establish an in-depth inventory of the situation relating to the subject and then identify the main specific issues to be addressed. Different group meetings are organized to discuss the subject.

  • Student Chapter 

The student chapter is developed to create a space for university students to get involved in the water and sanitation sector in Lebanon; students will be receiving all information regarding the sector and participating in conferences/workshops and field visits of their interest. 

The first student chapter was created with the University of Balamand in 2021 and several activities have been ongoing with them since then – future student chapters in other universities will be developed; the next being AUB.