Who we are?
Leadership for Sustainable Development (LSD) is a Lebanese Non-Governmental Organization that was founded in 2013 to respond to the needs of marginalized people in Lebanon. The organization aims to promote social justice and human rights for all and encourage women and youth civic engagement.
LSD organizes programs that enhance cultural and religious dialogue, empowers women and youth, facilitates conflict resolution, and provides leadership building trainings and workshops. The organization also conducts research studies on leadership and sustainable development, publishes them, and provides consultancy in political, social, and economic topics.
Vision and Mission
Our vision is to actively contribute to the social and economic development of the communities in which we operate. We aim to be an organization that continually responds to changing social realities through the development and application of knowledge, towards the development of sustainable societies that promote and protect equality, social justice, and human rights for all.
Our mission is to work towards the promotion of the aims and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and all related charters. We organize programs that enhance cultural and religious dialogue and intellectual exchange between world civilizations, in addition to building individual leadership capabilities and reinforcing their awareness of their rights.
Values and Principles:
Transparency and Accountability
At LSD, we believe in equal opportunity for men and women in society irrespective of class, age, ethnic, culture, or religion. We believe in all human rights for all, freedom of expression, movement, and choice by men and women alike, social harmony free from communal bias, and freedom for work, education, and development.
Our values are rooted in respect for human dignity, social justice, accountability, transparency, and inclusiveness. We believe in the power of collective action and the importance of community participation and ownership. We prioritize building strong and sustainable partnerships with local communities, civil society organizations, and other stakeholders.
We are committed to promoting human rights and protecting the most vulnerable, and we strive to ensure that our programs are evidence-based, responsive, and effective. Our approach is grounded in a culture of learning and reflection, and we continuously seek to improve and adapt our work to changing contexts and needs. At the heart of all our work is a deep commitment to serving our communities with integrity, empathy, and compassion.