Our activities

Upcoming activities

For the second phase, LEAP intends to build upon its achievements and continue to provide technical assistance and advisory support to organize and conduct transparent and inclusive elections (Parliamentary & Municipal Elections scheduled to take place in 2022) in Lebanon as follows:

  • The institutional capacity of the Electoral Management Body in Lebanon will be enhanced and the key electoral processes towards the upcoming elections will be strengthened.
  • The technical assistance provided to the Supervisory Commission for Elections will continue for the implementation of the Strategic Plan 2020-2022, developed by the commission in 2019.
  • The Electoral Dispute Resolution (EDR) system will be supported through technical assistance provided to the Constitutional Council and raising awareness and accessibility on the EDR process.
  • The collaboration and partnership with civil society organizations and civic groups will be enhanced aiming at raising awareness, meaningful and inclusive participation and electoral knowledge.

Main achievements

In accordance with its mandate, LEAP Phase I supported in 2016 the organization and conduct of municipal elections, in four consecutive phases across the country. In 2018 the project supported the preparation and implementation of the 2018 parliamentary elections, after nine years of postponements. Subsequently, in 2019 LEAP provided assistance in the organization of municipal and legislative by-elections, in accordance with the electoral legal framework.

The project provided electoral support and assistance to the Electoral Management Body in Lebanon – the Ministry of Interior and Municipalities (MoIM) – in key electoral areas such as:

  • Voter registration update
  • Voter education and awareness campaigns
  • Candidates registration
  • Electoral operations and logistics
  • Electoral operations and logistics,
  • Electoral dispute resolution system
  • Training and capacity building
  • Results management system
  • Accreditation of observers and media
  • Accessibility of data and communication

The project supported the establishment of the SCE in 2017 and provided technical assistance and advisory support to the commission throughout the pre-electoral, electoral and post-electoral periods.

In addition, throughout the first phase, UNDP LEAP partnered with national CSOs and international organizations in an attempt to strengthen women participation and representation in the political life. Through this component, LEAP co-organized training sessions for women candidates developed and produced knowledge brochures and thematic video clips.