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Hariri Foundation for Sustainable Human Development

National Network: 
Beirut, Emir Bechir road, Solidere building 1301, 5th floor
Organisation Type: 
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment: 
General Information: 

The Hariri Foundation for Sustainable Human Development is a Lebanese Non- Governmental Organization that was established in 1979 by HE Premier Rafik Hariri. In its early days of inception, the foundation focused primarily on the educational sector, reaching out and providing financial support for nearly 34,000 students; thus, rendering investing in people synonymous with investing in Lebanon’s future. Whilst such a focus constituted a direct response to the needs of the war-afflicted population, the foundation has since expanded its scope of coverage, shifting towards a more diversified portfolio of interventions aimed at attaining a sustainable state of human development. To-date, the foundation has  implemented over 450 projects that are in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in partnership with more
than 110 local, regional and international partners. The foundation currently works across eight fields of intervention, including Education & Information Technology, Civic Engagement & Good Governance, Cultural Heritage & Tourism, Women Empowerment, Agriculture, Environment, Crisis Management & Relief Services and Urban Development.
Working within a Public-Private-Civil Society partnership framework, the foundation believes in the correlation between adopting a participatory approach to development and the sustainability of initiatives undertaken, as such a methodology is best suited for aggregating, reconciling and creating synergies amongst various interventions that tackle the challenges imposed by the rising trend of urbanization.

Mission and Objectives: 

our mission: “We lead on functions that reinforce nationalism and strengthen the sense of responsible citizenship. We undertake research, form partnerships, build people’s capacities, lead, fund and support innovative developmental projects”.


Main Projects / Activities: 

Main projects: Outreach and leadership academy- Vocational Training Center- Promoting Active Citizenship through Coaching &Training (PACCT)- Lebanon 2020- Arab Women Observatory- BALADI

Contact (1) Full Name: 
Rubina Abu Zeinab
Job Title: 
Executive Director
Head of the organisation: 
MP Bahia Hariri
Contact (2) Full Name: 
Nisrine Itani
Job Title: 
Acting manager for capacity building

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