Webinar Solid waste sector reform in Lebanon:  What tools of advocacy?

The discussion will be held in both Arabic and English, with simultaneous interpretation to both languages available on Zoom only.

You can register to attend by following this link. You will receive a Zoom confirmation email should your registration be successful. Alternatively, you can watch the event live here on our Facebook page.

The solid waste sector has persistently exhibited the failures of governance and reform in Lebanon, reaching a pinnacle in 2015 with garbage piling up in the streets following the closure of the Na’ameh landfill. Activists and civil society mobilized in response – with the “You Stink” movement and the “Waste Management Coalition” - to demand holistic and sustainable reforms, using a range of techniques and methods of action in order to tackle the complexities of the crisis. 

This webinar will discuss the role of civil society advocacy in solid waste management from the local to the national level and the different approaches that were taken from 2015 until today. It will examine the challenges, strategies, and roadmaps adopted by these movements.  We will be asking questions such as: What lessons can be learned from solid waste management advocacy in Lebanon? What coalitions were formed and where are they today? What difficulties did activists face working with local population and local political actors?  In addressing these questions, we hope to identify possible lessons for future mobilizations as solid waste management remains a persistent issue.