ASSOCIATION FOR FORESTS, DEVELOPMENT AND CONSERVATION (AFDC)
Stand Number: S08
Region: Jdeideh, Metn
PO Box: n.a. - Lebanon
Tel.: 961 1 898475
Fax: 961 1 898476
Mobile: 961 3 848412
Email: afdc@afdc.org.lb
Website: www.afdc.org.lb
Stand Manager: Sawsan Bou Fakhreddine
Activity:
The Association for Forests, Development and Conservation (AFDC) is a non–profit, non-governmental organization established in 1993 aiming to achieve sustainable conservation of natural resources, raise awareness and build capacities that contribute to the national efforts for better environmental management. Fundamental to AFDC’s mission is the pursuit of community-based conservation for the sustainable advancement of people’s livelihoods. AFDC works at a national level in more than 15 different locations in North, South and Mount Lebanon through volunteer units of up to 500 volunteers. Through it’s units AFDC implements the following programs: - Nature and Conservation Programme which includes: Forest fires fighting, Reforestation, Rural Development and Eco-tourism - Outreach and Communication Programme which includes: Environmental Education, Capacity Building and Media - Research and Project Development Programme which includes: Environmental Monitoring, Project Development and Internships - Advocacy Programme which includes Environmental policies, Faith and Conservation and Relief AFDC implements its various programs and projects in partnership and collaboration with the civil society groups including NGOs, youth groups in addition to local authorities such as municipalities. At the national level, AFDC works in partnership with the Ministry of Environment, the Ministry of Agriculture, the Ministry of Interior and the Ministry of Education. AFDC is also a member of IUCN (International Union for conservation of Nature) and AFED (Arab Forum for Environment and Development) and closely works with local and international environmental organisms such as WWF (World Wildlife Fund for Nature), ARC (Alliance for Religious Conservation, UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme) ,) etc. Additional information about AFDC projects is available on the website: www.afdc.org.lb or at 961 1 898475