The 3RF Consultative Group comprises representatives of the Government of Lebanon, donors, civil society organizations, and the private sector. It provides strategic guidance to the 3RF implementation.
The Consultative Group ensures balanced representation between international and Lebanese actors, enables coordination across actors and financial instruments, and facilitates linkages between the political context and the humanitarian and development activities. The Consultative Group Membership in the Consultative Group is on a pro-bono basis.
The Consultative Group may invite other entities, including line ministries, civil society organizations and/or international organizations, as observers or experts in specific discussions.
The selection of civil society organizations and development partner was facilitated by the 3RF Secretariat and Technical Team based on a call for Expressions of Interest that gave due consideration to women’s representation and meaningful participation.
The Consultative Group members rotate on an annual basis (with the first term ending on March 31, 2022), as stated in the Expression of Interest published in January 2021. Civil society organizations were divided into two rotation groups: nine of them were chosen for 2021, and nine others for 2022. Two civil society organizations representing women’s interests will be members in both 2021 and 2022.
The Consultative Group has met four times, on: March 21, 2021; July 28, 2021; November 16, 2021 and; April 4, 2022.
New CSO cohort in the 3RF Consultative Group
Nine civil society entities were selected to be part of the Consultative Group of the 3RF, following a call for expression of interest. They are: Adyan Foundation; ALEF; AMAN; Arcenciel; Lebanese League for Women in Business (LLWB); Lebanon Humanitarian and Development NGOs’ Forum (LHDF); AUB Nature Conservation Center; Restart Center; AUB SAIL for Change. This third cohort is onboard as of June 2023 for one year.
is a civil society organization for managing diversity, promoting solidarity, and safeguarding human dignity, working locally, regionally, and globally on achieving Inclusive Citizenship, developing Education on Living Together, activating Religious Social Responsibility, and promoting Spiritual Solidarity. Adyan works for better diversity management on political and educational public policies, legislation, and affairs through independent field research, sharp policy analysis, and direct engagement with decision-makers. Adyan Foundation is represented by its Executive Director Dr. Elie Al Hindy.
is a Lebanese non-profit, non-partisan human rights organisation dedicated to documenting and promoting human rights in Lebanon. Formed in 1996 by a group of activists concerned about the deteriorating human rights situation, ALEF seeks to strengthen the respect and fulfilment of human rights as a cornerstone of social, economic, and political development in Lebanon. By embracing a comprehensive approach to monitor, defend, and educate on human rights, ALEF aims to complement and gear all efforts towards the achievement of an influential human rights constituency, and the realization of a durable peace.
specializes in holistic policy work centered around diversity, accessibility, and inclusion. With extensive experience in this field, we have partnered with numerous organizations to develop comprehensive policies that address various aspects of inclusivity. Our collaborative efforts have resulted in the successful implementation of safeguarding policies, inclusion policies, and accessibility policies. Furthermore, we empower our partners by providing them with the tools and knowledge to assess their own inclusivity efforts and hold themselves accountable for leaving no one behind. Through our regional engagements in KSA, Qatar, and UAE, we have had the privilege of working with esteemed companies to create safe and accessible workplaces, further reinforcing our commitment to promoting inclusivity and accessibility.
is an apolitical, non-confessional, and independent organization that works with and for all people in difficulty without discrimination based on age, gender, religion, culture or nationality. Created in 1985, arcenciel follows a social entrepreneurship business model working on sustainable development. arcenciel is the major mobility technical aid producer in Lebanon, rehabilitating spaces for disabled people, and developing a national program for economical and social inclusion. arcenciel’s main achievements are the law 220/2000 for the inclusion of persons with disabilities, and the Decree 13389/2004 for infectious healthcare waste management.
arcenciel is represented by its chief fundraising officer Nadim Abdo.
founded in 2006, is a socio-economic, apolitical, non-religious association bringing together professional women and providing them with a platform for sharing experiences, developing competencies and skills, establishing networks, exchanging expertise, accessing funds, and mentorship. LLWB works closely with the private sector and key decision makers and stakeholders to advocate for women’s rights. Through its projects and activities, LLWB is continuously advocating for the Women on Board draft law for achieving 30% women on board of companies by 2030 through the Women on Board initiative, implementing inclusive policies that will enhance women’s recruitment, retention, and promotion through SAWI project, sexual harassment law No. 205, and access to finance for women entrepreneurs. LLWB regularly holds roundtable discussions to share key findings and recommendations to build on its mission to support women empowerment.
is an independent entity composed of over 85 local and national NGOs active in the humanitarian and development fields in Lebanon and operating across a wide range of sectors, being the largest and most recognized network of local and national NGOs in the country.
The Lebanon Humanitarian & Development NGOs Forum facilitates the coordination between its members and other relevant stakeholders, including public entities, donors, international community, and persons of concern, to ensure an efficient response to both humanitarian and development needs in the country.
is the leading transdisciplinary academic center addressing environmental sustainability and nature conservation in the MENA region. We leverage the expertise and experience of AUB faculties, research staff, and volunteers to tackle the region’s most pressing challenges. Our approach relies on innovative tools, such as data analytics, entrepreneurship, and community engagement to produce inclusive, evidence-based, and creative solutions.
The Center is committed to the transition to a more environmentally conscious world by integrating sustainable development goals (SDG) into our society’s economies and the environment through resourceful innovation, research, and development.
is a human rights-based NGO that has been actively working on preventing torture, shaping legislation, and advocating for human rights since 1996. Through extensive lobbying, Restart Center has influenced domestic laws, aligned them with international standards, and introduced new legislation. Particularly, RESTART contributed to the enactment of Law 65/2017 on torture criminalization and Law 62/2016 relating to the establishment of the Lebanese National Preventive Mechanism, as well as the amendment of Article 47 of the Code of Criminal Procedure relating to the legal safeguards. RESTART also plays a role in monitoring Lebanon’s adherence and compliance to international conventions, particularly the UNCAT and its optional protocol, and the UPR. It also contributed to overseeing practices including creating a “Forensic and Psychological Unit” inside the Tripoli Palace of Justice aiming at preventing torture in police custody by providing independent and systematic medical and psychological examinations of inmates. RESTART also conducts capacity-building programs for law enforcement personnel, including national security forces, and liaises with stakeholders to foster a culture of respect for human rights and prevent torture in Lebanon.
is a cluster within the American University of Beirut under Provost’s Office, formed of a group of scholars who got together sharing similar aspirations of using their scholarship and expertise in serving communities. Focusing on four initiatives of community health, education, business, and environmental health, it works with and for the communities on projects to co-create sustainable solutions driven by local needs and social justice. It aims to use these projects as models to help in policy making and reforms. It is directed and represented by Dr. Nuhad Yazbik-Dumit.