How we work

The WC4T’s action plan will be carried out by means of selected Working Groups. The Working Groups (WG) are composed from members of the WC4T’s General Committee The aim of each Working Group is to identify issues, needs or problems faced by their community and propose solutions and interventions to address them.

The Working Groups, each assigned a working theme, will identify neighborhoods in Tripoli that are in most need of interventions, projects, and initiative, and will set the right plans for their implementation, in coordination with selected volunteers, private sector representatives as well as local community members.

As delineated in the WC4T’s Charter, there will be 6 Working Groups: 4 that have specific themes + 2 Local District Committees that represent a specific area or neighborhood in Tripoli. The WC4T’s Working Groups will cover the following themes:


    This WG will focus on interventions that relate to specific topics within the educational sector. Examples: school drop-out rates, integration of Syrian students with Lebanese students, vocational training, and other similar subject matters.


    This WG will focus on establishing business ventures in all their phases, planned for in the WC4T action plan, via the Call for Proposals launched on the platform to receive applications for potential business ideas that the Coalition will evaluate and select based on specified eligibility criteria and application procedures with support from BRIC.

    Urbanism and Environment

    This WG will focus on interventions that relate to, but are not limited to:

    • Painting and Restoration (for old buildings, facades, light posts, benches)
    • Solid Waste Management (Ex. recycling, composting, etc.)
    • Urban Gardening (Setting up a park and/or public garden)
    • Renewable Energy (Ex. solar panels)

    Political and Civic Engagement

    This WG will focus on interventions that promote women’s political and civic engagement. Examples of interventions include:

    • Awareness campaigns on women’s affairs
      • Quota for women in parliament
      • Promoting more women in the public sphere
      • Promoting citizenship rights for women
    • Press conferences covering a specific theme

    Local District Committees

    The Local District Committees (LDCs) will cover selected neighborhoods in Tripoli. The functions of the LDCs are in line with those of the Working Groups, as related to the engagement of the WC4T members to identify day-to-day problems faced by their local community (i.e. neighborhoods) and to propose targeted and tailor-made interventions to address and solve them.

    To date, 2 LDCs have been assigned for the following areas in Tripoli.

    LDC 1 – Tabbaneh, Jabal Mohsen, and Hara el Barranieh

    LDC 2 – Abou Samra, Mharram, and Bahsas

The Coalition, in collaboration with BRIC, is launching a Call for Proposals for 2017 for new business ideas or ventures that will be implemented in the city of Tripoli. The Call for Proposals is public for all interested candidates to apply. A selected Review Board will be in charge of choosing the eligible candidates, based on specific eligibility criteria and submission requirements.

Based on the results of the Call for Proposals, women and men will be selected to launch micro-income generating enterprises and will be connected to local and national Small-to-Medium Enterprises (SME) funding sources. BRIC will provide technical and financing support systems for the projects.

Call for Proposals 2017

يطلق الائتلاف النسائي لأجل طرابلس، بالتعاون مع مركز بيروت للأبحاث والإبتكار، دعوة لتقديم طلبات منح فردية أو لمجموعة من الأفراد لمشاريع جديدة لعام ۲۰۱٧.

صممت هذه الدعوة لتقديم الدعم المادي اللازم للبدء بإنشاء مؤسسات صغيرة أو تعاونيات في طرابلس الكبرى، كما تهدف لخلق وتوفير فرص عمل جديدة، وتوفير الأنشطة التي تولد المدخول المادي. في ما يلي بعض الأفكار التي يمكن أن تستند إليها المؤسسات الصغيرة أو التعاونيات في طرح مشاريعها مع العلم أن الخيارات غير محصورة فيها:

• البيئة والزراعة المستدامة
• معالجة وتجهيز الأغذية
• الحرف والمهن اليدوية

سوف يتم اختيار الرجال والنساء لإطلاق هذه المؤسسات صغيرة أو التعاونيات وسوف يتم ربطهم بمصادرالتمويل الوطنية والمحلية. وسوف يتلقى المتقدمون الذين يتمّ اختيارهم الدعم التقني والتمويلي من قبل مركز بيروت للأبحاث والإبتكار.

يجب أن تتميز الأفكار المعروضة من قبل المؤسسات الصغيرة أو التعاونيات بجودة عالية وبالإبتكار وأن تضع استراتيجية واضحة لتوسيع أهداف التعاونية في المستقبل.

هدف الدعوة:

دعم إطلاق المبادرات الفردية أو الجماعية (تعاونية) كنموذج لتحسين الأوضاع الإقتصادية في طرابلس الكبرى لإتاحة فرص العمل وزيادة دخل العائلات.

أهداف المؤسسة الصغيرة أو التعاونية:

1. تقديم منتجات ذات جودة عالية تكون ملائمة للأسواق المحلية والإقليمية والدولية
2. تقليص كلفة الإنتاج، من أجل زيادة منافسة هذه المنتجات في الأسواق
3. الحفاظ على الإستدامة في الإنتاج والقدرة على الإدارة
4. المساهمة في زيادة اللحمة الإجتماعية في طرابلس والتخفيف من حدّة التوترات
5. تعزيز النمو الإقتصادي في المنطقة من خلال زيادة الدخل، وخلق فرص عمل

للمزيد من المعلومات عن الدعوة وشروطها، الرجاء الإستعانة بالملف التالي:

المبادىء والشروط المتعلقة بالدعوة لتقديم المقترحات

تحميل الإستمارة والنموذج:

إستمارة تقديم المقترحات
إستمارة تقديم المقترحات - نموذج (هذا الملف هو عبارة عن نموذج عن كيفية ملء الإستمارة، ويستخدم فقط كأداة إرشادية للمتقدم)

الرجاء إرسال إستمارة تقديم المقترحات الكاملة الى البريد الإلكتروني التالي:

قبل الموعد النهائي لتقديم المقترحات الموافق ليوم: ٧ نيسان ۲۰۱٧

Remedial Training Classes for the Brevet Official Exam (Second Session)

July 13 – 26, 2016

The Women’s Coalition for Tripoli (WC4T) and the Beirut Research and Innovation Center (BRIC) organized remedial training classes for students of the Lebanese Brevet Official Exam for its Second Session.

There were 29 students (mixed gender) that benefited from these remedial classes. The students came from 8 Public Middle Schools from all across Tripoli, as well as many that were from different neighborhoods within the city such as Tabbaneh, Al Maloula, Kobbeh, Zahriyeh, Dahr Al Maghr, Bab Al Ramel, Al Soueikah, Al Mina, Abou Samra, among other of the most in need areas of Tripoli. Students who were employed and were working were given financial compensation for the time they took off work, to encourage them to pursue their studies and relieve them of their financial burdens.

The Coalition and BRIC worked carefully and precisely to ensure the best academic environment for the students, and adopted high educational and vocational standards of teaching, as designated by the Official Lebanese Curriculum.

Five teachers participated in giving the sessions; each teacher specialized in their subject and many of whom have participated in writing the questions and the grading system for the Official Lebanese Exams. An Educational Coordinator, specialized in both Private and Public Education, was present as well to help with the sessions.

The sessions took place over 13 days, between the 13th of July, 2016 and the 26th of July, 2016. The sessions covered 78 study periods, with the most important subjects covered before noon: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Natural Sciences, Arabic Language and French Language.

As for the study periods in the afternoon, university students and fresh graduates from different majors were assigned as Teacher Assistants to help the students revise their course material and assist them in focusing on the material they were struggling with, further clarifications and/or questions the students had.

Additionally, course material summaries were provided for the students for the subjects that required memorization, such as History, Geography, and Civic Education.

These sessions were 100% free for all students. Each student was provided with a full set of stationary. A private bus was also provided to pick up the students from their homes in the morning and return them after the end of the academic day.

In addition, the students were provided with meals for breakfast, brunch and lunch, with bottles of water, as well as 2 breaks in between study periods. A level of discipline and seriousness was set in order for the students to benefit as much as possible. The entire process was coordinated with the students’ parents, in order to provide follow-up on their progress and identify and address any problem or issue they faced. Moreover, the school principals were actively involved in the progress of the students and the flow of the sessions.

It is important to highlight that 15 out of 29 (more than 50%) of the participating students passed their Second Session Exam, many of whom significantly improved their scores and exceeded their previous results as compared to their First Session Exam. Many students received symbolic awards for their achievement such as a 75,000 LBP voucher as encouragement for the students to pursue their education and move forwards in their academic careers.

Equally important to mentions is that more than half of the students who failed to succeed in the Second Session Exam still made impressive progress and had only failed by a matter of a few grade points (between 1 to 4 grade points).

Finally, these remedial training sessions were governed by an administrative organizational framework similar to ones adopted by other academic institutions and educational centers. The team was made up of 4 administrators from both the Coalition and BRIC, in addition to 4 assistants on behalf of the Coalition’s members that helped cover the needs of the students and the teachers alike, and provide administrative assistance (providing the stationary for the students, photocopying documents, providing the students with course material summaries), as well as volunteers that helped in the supervision and proctoring of the sessions and the study breaks as well.

The team will continue to follow up on all the students in their High School phase, which they moved up to after their success.

Professional Training Course with Professor Pierre-Yves Rochat

September 5 – 10, 2016

As part of the activities of the Coalition, a professional training course on Robotics and LED Displays was held at the Tabbaneh Middle School (متوسطة التبانه الرسمية) for one week from September 5th, 2016 to September 10th, 2016. There were 15 mixed gender student participants in the course, aged 12-15 years old, coming from different areas of Tripoli.

The course was designed and delivered by Professor Pierre-Yves Rochat from Switzerland. Professor Rochat was aided by 5 assistants who facilitated the translation with the students and their follow-up. At the same time, the course was a “Training of Trainers” for the assistants to be able to give the same course at another time.

The main core of the course included how to produce a basic LED display, an electronic dice and a robot programmed on Arduino[1]. The course was free and the Coalition provided all the needed tools.

[1] Arduino is an open-source electronics platform based on easy-to-use hardware and software.

April 9, 2016 – Launch Ceremony

During the ceremony that was held on Saturday April 9, 2016 at 5pm, at the Chamber of Commerce Industry and Agriculture in Tripoli, the Women’s Coalition for Tripoli was launched in the presence of the 20 participating women of the Coalition and the team members from BRIC. The attendees were very responsive to the outcomes of the Coalition and the activities that the women took part in. A making-of video was shown to the audience at the start of the ceremony to highlight the collaborative spirit that the women experienced during their journey. The women of the Coalition were awarded certificates of participation and were joined by their family and friends at a reception, following the farewell concert held in honor of the women, by the A’awad Tarablous band.