Lebanese Palestinian Dialogue Committee (LPDC) - Phase II

The Lebanese Palestinian Dialogue Committee (LPDC) was established in 2006 to raise awareness of the social and humanitarian conditions of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon and to coordinate efforts by stakeholders (United Nations Relief and Works Agency-UNRWA, Lebanese ministries, the international community, etc.). LPDC is based in the office of the Prime Minister. During Phase I (100971), LPDC set up a website and commissioned papers from Lebanese and Palestinian researchers on such subjects as "non-Ids" - Palestinians with no official documents - and employment issues in Lebanon. LPDC was instrumental in coordinating the efforts of Lebanese stakeholders during the Nahr El Bared camp crisis in the summer of 2007, as well as ongoing reconstruction efforts. This grant will allow LPDC to provide the Government of Lebanon with the necessary technical support to develop and implement a comprehensive policy on the Palestinian refugee issue; to continue raising awareness; and to consult and coordinate stakeholders in their efforts to improve refugee living conditions.

Project ID

105536

Project status

Closed

Start Date

Monday, December 22, 2008

End Date

Friday, April 6, 2012

Duration

36 months

IDRC Officer

El-Rifai, Roula

Total funding

CA$ 1,730,124

Countries

Lebanon, Middle East, Central Asia, Far East Asia, South Asia

Program

Governance and Justice

Project Leader

Rex Brynen

Institution

Royal Institution for the Advancement of Learning/McGill University

Institution Country

Canada

Institution Website

http://www.mcgill.ca

Project Leader

Hassan Krayem

Institution

United Nations Development Programme

Institution Country

Lebanon

Institution Website

http://www.undp.org

Project Leader

Souheil El-Natour

Institution

Human Development Center

Institution Country

Lebanon

Project Leader

Salvatore Lombardo

Institution

United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East

Institution Country

Lebanon

Institution Website

http://www.un.org/unrwa/