In Lebanon and the surrounding region, Swisscontact invests in assessing development needs in relevant sectors. The organisation organises assessments of the skills and capacities of existing local and national partners with the aim of capitalising on their strengths in specific areas and strengthening them.
In addition to impact project management, we provide technical support services such as risk assessment, resource management and capacity building.
Working in an Economic Nexus context requires an investment in knowledge of local and national dynamics and opportunities. In order to participate in the development of sustainable responses, Swisscontact conducts research to understand what the key areas are and seeks serious partners with coherent actions to outline local based solutions.
Our employment support program focuses on facilitating the successful integration of marginalized Lebanese, Syrian, and Palestinian youth into the labor market. Through our intervention, we offer a powerful global coaching cycle product known as Coaching for Employment (C4EE), specifically designed to enhance employment prospects. Additionally, we provide a range of employment office services to further support youth in their job search journey. By participating in our program, youth gain valuable skills, guidance, and increased opportunities for employment.
Swisscontact in Lebanon has introduced a range of user-friendly digital solutions to support small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in offering their microservices, to access new markets, and increase their visibility. In addition, we are dedicated to enhancing the technical capacities of these businesses by providing targeted skill development in key areas. Through our employment support program, we also facilitate connections between these enterprises and youth, offering internships and potential employment opportunities whenever possible.
We are currently collaborating with ICRC in Akkar on a sustainable agriculture project. Our focus is on developing locally grown feed substitutes to replace expensive imported livestock feed. This initiative is complemented by alternative energy projects. In other regions like the Bekaa, Swisscontact has partnered with local stakeholders to establish agri-business hubs. These hubs aim to support growers and producers in increasing their income by optimizing and diversifying their agricultural practices.
We have a collaborative partnership with Arcenciel, a well-known NGO specializing in recycling and agriculture, specifically focusing on textile upcycling. Arcenciel already has established upcycling and collection facilities, while Swisscontact provides technical expertise in logistics, training, and value chain facilitation. Together, we are working towards maximizing the potential of textile upcycling.
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