Lebanese Association for Democratic Elections (LADE)

National Network

Sodeco, Petro Trad street, Sodeco 7 Bldg., 5th floor
Beirut 1100

Organisation Type
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment
Fields of Activity
  1. Democracy and community development
  2. Gender
  3. Human rights
  4. Research
  5. Youth and education
General Information
LADE is managed by an Executive Committee comprised of 12 members which are directly elected by a General Assembly every two years. It currently employs 3 full-time and 5 part-time employees. LADE has received funding from various sources, including the European Union, the Belgian Embassy, Netherlands embassy, the Heinrich Boell Foundation, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, Friedrich Naumman Foundation, International Media Support (IMS), the National Democratic Institute (NDI), and others. LADE has carried out and continues to work on various projects concerning all facets of electoral reform, including voter education and public awareness, as well as monitoring all national and local elections.
Mission and Objectives

LADE aims at improving the Lebanese electoral system and reinforcing the fair and democratic practice of parliamentary and municipal elections in Lebanon. Its mail goals are: - To improve the Lebanese electoral laws in compliance with international standards - To increase voter awareness and commitment to their electoral rights and duties - To monitor elections and insure its fair application based on the Lebanese regulations and laws.

Main Projects / Activities

LADE’s main projects include: (1) monitoring the all national and local elections since 1996 and producing evaluation on the electoral process (2) voter awareness and education programs and campaigns, especially with regard to women’s representation and the rights of people with special needs, (3) electoral reform research and campaigns (4) Youth participation projects, (5) civil campaign for a new electoral law, (6) elections media standards, (7) elections media coverage.

Contact (1) Full Name
Ms. Yara Nassar
Job Title
Executive Director
Head of the organisation
Dr. Makram Ouaiss (Secretary General)
Contact (2) Full Name
Ms. Zeina El Aawar
Job Title (2)
Communication and Networking Manager