ABOUT US

Vision, Mission and Guidelines

Mada is a non- partisan, non-sectarian Lebanese NGO which aims at reinforcing the relationship between local communities and their natural environment for the satisfaction of their needs.

Mada was established in Lebanon in 2000 and registered under decree #4336-AD 242 from MoI on Oct. 2000.


Vision

Mada strives for the emergence of balanced communities, appreciative of diversity, open to the world, and respectful of human rights and social justice; communities that base their development on a long-term vision of public interest and on models which emphasize a harmonious relationship between human beings and their environment. Members of these communities would be committed, accountable, and creative citizens, able to take initiatives and unite their energies within effective partnerships.


Mission

Mada works with different groups on various developmental and environmental projects in Lebanon to facilitate dynamics of change, through endogenous and inclusive efforts as well as policies and regulations appropriate to local realities. Mada achieves this mission by:

  • Supporting marginalized persons or groups and providing a space for initiatives carried out by actors who have the potential for change, and
  • Contributing to the establishment of relationships or effective partnerships between local actors and other stakeholders. Through its activities, Mada tries to ensure long-term mobilization and to inspire new practices of leadership while contributing to the emergence of a culture of collective action and responsibility.

Through its activities, Mada tries to ensure long-term mobilization and to inspire new practices of leadership while contributing to the emergence of a culture of collective action and responsibility.


Guiding Principles

Mada is a secular, non-partisan organization with the following guiding principles (a set of interrelated values which guide our mission, objectives, strategies and methods):

  • Non-discrimination and equity
  • Democracy and participation
  • Commitment to public interest
  • Respect and protection of the natural environment
  • Transparency and accountability
  • Creativity and flexibility
  • Autonomy and responsibility
  • Independence from political parties and private interests
 
 

Contact Mada

Etienne Atallah Bldg, 2rd floor
20 Al Arid Str, Ain El Remaneh
Beirut - Lebanon

 

T. +961 3 063 177
F. +961 1 380 437
E. mada@mada.org.lb



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