Alissar’s program has for aim to support and “label” all the existing or potential projects respecting certain criteria of sustainability, ethics, supporting local resources, and know-how. If you have a plan that could create employment, shared value, improve your community’s life on a local scale and enhance some promising sectors in Lebanon, take a deep look at Alissar’s list of programs of intervention to help create a solidarity-based economy. The concept of our programs is to give hope and motivation to people, especially the youth and women.

All the projects submitted will be assessed by Alissar’s team who is also ready to help you shape your project to meet their criteria. Projects accepted by our team will be granted a financial support in order to sustain and develop ideas. You can apply to any of our intervention sectors below. Don’t hesitate to contact us for further questions!

List of Programs

We have envisioned an innovative pedagogical ecosystem, a customized educational solution for early ages as the new way of learning through art, nature and creativity.

• Afternoon classes for children in rural areas.
• Training programs

Alissar will fund creative educational projects respecting certain principles and pushing children to build themselves in the most open and creative way.

Art and culture are the two essential pillars in the formation of the Lebanese culture and society. Improving it will enhance people’s mental and physical health, and it will create a hub for artists to share their knowledge, experience and their work.

Alissar will fund cultural projects related to the enrichment of the Lebanese art and culture.

• Cultural events (festivals, workshops and art gathering)
• Artists hub
•Art classes
•Cultural seminars

Art and culture are the two essWomen are the core of healthy and stabilized life as the whole word have shifted their perspective about the role of women in the society and in the business world, so as Lebanon. The empowerment of women contributes to supporting their economic independence, and allow positive investment of their capabilities in all political, social and economic fields.

Alissar will support projects related to creating entrepreneurial mind set among women in Lebanon and will determine the needs in terms of characteristic of the rural labor market.

• Training and workshops
• Empowerment seminar

In the past years, Lebanon has faced difficulties concerning importation of food and resources to satisfy its people’s needs. Now is the time to set new rules. Alissar will fund entrepreneurial projects related to Agriculture (i.e: give funds to renew machines, give funds to expand production…).

It will also focus on local food and beverages production, which have the potential to create a circular economy and create jobs in different sector.

• Permaculture
• Honey making
• Olive making
• Local alcohol production
• Local food production

Respecting the environment can add value to any sector as it encompasses renewable energy and unlimited cycle of recycling and upcycling. Alissar will motivate and fund project holders whose vision is to benefit communities while improving their health and lifestyle by respecting and reviving the natural environment they live in.

• Recycling
• Up-cycling
• Waste management
• Plastic free projects

Lebanon is famous for its herbal medicine (sage, thyme, rosemary, lavender etc) as well as for its “home-made” soaps (olive oil, laurel oil…). By reviving the spirit of plants, lifestyle and health could be improved on a national scale, but also worldwide as many initiatives using natural products & plants are supported all around the world. Alissar will fund projects using local know-how & creating new or existing natural products, based on Lebanese natural plants & resources.

• Plant shops
• Local cosmetics
• Local natural medicine

Having access to clean and healthy water in Lebanon is a dream, and it’s also a basic human need. Although the country is one of the richest countries in terms of water thanks to its mountains and rivers, it is yet not accessible to the majority of people.

Alissar will fund ethical and environmental projects related to water and irrigation.

• Project about new pipeline
• Project about testing clean water
• Water distribution projects
• Reduce plastic waste

With all the waste and pollution we are creating as humans, it’s about time to implement new ways and techniques that will reduce the pollution and waste. Alissar will fund projects related to waste management and creating technological projects that will benefit the society as whole.

• Solar panel projects
• Hydroelectric projects
• Renewable energy projects

Alissar will enable the link between European start-ups, research institutions and Lebanese correspondents for the development of innovative fields of intervention such as image processing, and various IT applications for urbanism, agriculture, preservation of the environment… Alissar urges entrepreneurs to submit their projects or ideas related to IT or technology.

Alissar will grant funds and technical support for the project holders with ideas of IT applications development.

• Service application
• Technological application
• Data collection application

Digital Inclusion aims to ensure that all individuals and communities have access to and use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs).  This includes:

1) Affordable, robust broadband internet service;
2) Internet-enabled devices that meet the needs of the user;
3) Access to digital literacy training;
4) Quality technical support; and
5) Applications and online content. Digital Inclusion requires intentional strategies and investments to reduce and eliminate historical, institutional and structural barriers to access and use technology.


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