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Development for People and Nature Association

Development for People and Nature Association (DPNA) is an independent grassroots-led NGO based in Lebanon which promotes sustainable development of people and place. DPNA was established in 2003 (Register Nr; 153/A.D. 7/10/2003) and currently has 14 full- and part-time staff members as well as 500 volunteers to help support our vision and mission. Since its establishment, DPNA has undertaken many challenges to make positive things happen within our communities. For example, during the 2006-07 conflict that ravaged Lebanon DPNA were at the forefront of intervention efforts to respond to urgent emergency needs. Working with other aid agencies such as the Catholic Relief Services, Said Foundation, Mennonite Central Committee, Save the Children and Secours Populaire Francais, DPNA were able to distribute over $3 million of frontline intervention direct aid to those suffering from the devastation effects of war


Date of Establishment:

10-Jul, 2003

Purpose of Organization:

Our core objectives are:
- To deliver a range of projects to promote civic education and participation
- To spread culture of peace, trust and understanding
- To protect and promote the importance of natural and environmental resources
- To create a positive change in the local and national policies
- To improve leadership skills among municipal members and other key stakeholders
- To support entrepreneurial initiatives in rural communities
- To deliver vocational training for youth and women living in poverty
Countries in which organization is active:
  • Lebanon

Contact Details
Street Address:
Riad El-Solh Street
Bizri Building 1st Floor
City/Town:
Saida
Country:
Lebanon
Telephone No.:
961 7 727005
Fax Phone:
961 7 727005
Website:
http://www.dpna-lb.org
Email:
rami@dpna-lb.org
Organization founded:
Jul-10-2003

NGO Information
Focal Area:
  • Biodiversity
  • Climate Change
  • International Waters
  • Land Degradation
  • Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs)
  • Organization Type:
  • Non-Governmental Organization (NGO)
  • Geographic Scope:
  • National

  • Contact Person
    Name:
    Mr. Rami Shamma Key Contact Person
    Position:
    Project Manager
    Email:
    ramidpna-lb.org


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