ART GOLD – An Overview. Launching Date March 2007 in a post conflict context Programme Areas North Lebanon (3 cazas ), South Lebanon (7 cazas ), Bekaa (5 cazas )and Beirut Southern Suburbs (1 caza ) National Partner Council for Development and Reconstruction (CDR)
March 2007 in a post conflict context
North Lebanon (3 cazas), South Lebanon (7 cazas),
Bekaa (5 cazas)and Beirut Southern Suburbs (1 caza)
Council for Development and Reconstruction (CDR)
ART Initiative-UNDP Geneva
Donors and partnerships
Italy, Spain, Belgium, Monaco and Decentralized Cooperation
The Art International Initiative promotes the articulation of partnerships through Art Gold country framework program by ensuring the exchange of experiences, best practices and innovation for human development and governance among the local communities of different ART program countries. The international activities are coordinated through ART Initiative’s International Office, as part of the Hub for Innovative Partnerships of the UNDP Liaison Office in Geneva, and ART Antennas in Rome and Seville, while UNOPS manages the international technical assistance.
UNDP ART GOLD national interlocutor is the Council for Development and Reconstruction (CDR). The implementation of ART GOLD activities is jointly liaised and closely coordinated with the national government through the National Committee (NC), established by a decree of the Prime Minister in December 2007.
UNDP ART GOLD Lebanon utilizes a local development methodology that relies on territorial networks and partnerships which are extremely poor in the ART GOLD target areas.
With the aim to build-up and strengthen the relational and social capital of the target territories, the program established in its four target areas 308 Municipal Working Groups, 20 Regional Working Groups (RWGs) and 19 Thematic Working Groups. These working groups identify the local needs within the general framework of the strategic planning approach, with the aim to build an agreement based on shared goals among territorial stakeholders.