The European Union funded Capacities for Peace project, implemented by Conciliation Resources, Saferworld and their partners, supported local actors to enhance the effectiveness of early warning and early action in conflict-affected contexts. In Lebanon, activities focused on the lessons from local efforts to alleviate tensions between Lebanese host communities and Syrian refugees. Through shared learning, the project sought to enhance practice and increase trust and cooperation between various groups.
The project brought together civil society organisations (CSOs) and representatives of municipal authorities from across Lebanon, as well as international actors, to reflect on current practices and approaches, including challenges and potential areas for coordinated responses. A workshop was held in Beirut in December 2014.
The work in Lebanon was part of a Syria-focused ‘regional hub’ aiming to strengthen local capacities to respond to the influx of Syrian refugees in Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey.