As part of its in-depth work in promoting community resilience, Adyan Foundation, through its Community Engagement Department, has taken a role in a consortium – led by the British Council – to implement the Strengthening Resilience – MENA II (SR2) programme in Lebanon, in partnership with the National Unit for Preventing Violent Extremism at the presidency of the Council of Ministers. The programme aims to build young people’s resilience – their ability to survive and thrive whatever pressures and hazards they confront. Funded by the European Union, the programme began as a pilot in 2015 and its current phase will continue until January 2021. Currently, it is under implementation in Lebanon, Morocco, Tunisia and Jordan.

In the Lebanese context, the programme involves building the individual, collective and community resilience and sense of citizenship of youth, engaging them in a process of community development in order to strengthen communities against extremist narratives and reduce the appeal of violent extremist groups.


Citizenship and Peacebuilding, Peace, Justive and Strong Institutions, Partnerships for the Goals


Outh participants from vulnerable communities in Lebanon


March 2020 – March 2021


Lebanon, Morocco, Tunisia, and Jordan



  • Five-day training of trainers’ workshop on Active Citizens Model and related toolkit.
  • Participant recruitment and project promotion.
  • Psychosocial Support training for participants with Embrace. 
  • Initiative for participants to respond to the increased vulnerability as a result of the 4 August explosion.
  • Cascade Training on the Active Citizenship Module for the 19 participants. 
  • Social Action Project preparatory workshops.   
  • Implementation of two Social Action Projects in the designated area.  
  • Two-day training of communications focal point by British Council. Over the remainder of the project, providing 28 days of support to the communications network and platform, including supporting the youth participants to create and disseminate communications products related to PVE.
  • Providing media productions/material for Shababik Loubnan online platform developed by the British Council.



Ana Maria DaouHead of Research & Courses' Units

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