Association for Forests, Development and Conservation (AFDC)

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Association for Forests, Development and Conservation (AFDC)


Jdeideh, Sagesse street 7, Building 26, 1st floor, Jdeideh, Metn, Mount Lebanon, Lebanon


+ 961 1 898475


+ 961 1 898476



General Director:

Ms. Sawsan Bou Fakhreddine

AFDC is a non-profit, non-governmental organization established in 1993. The Association’s aim is to achieve sustainable conservation of natural resources, raise awareness and build capacities that contribute to the national efforts for better environmental management. AFDC implements four programs: Nature Conservation, Outreach and Communication, Research and Project Development, and Advocacy.

Support to Higher Education

AFDC’s Research and Project Development Program provides training opportunities for undergraduates and postgraduates from related environment and development domains in Lebanon and abroad.
Type of Support
AFDC provides training for undergraduates and postgraduates through 5 programs: Internship, Research and Development, Field Assessments, Capacity Development and Experiential Learning. The programs are available at AFDC head office in Hamra, Beirut and/or at the Mediterranean Forest Development and Conservation Center of Lebanon (MFDCL) in Ramlieh-Aley. Certificates are issued upon completionof training.
Duration of Support
● Internship Program: 1-3 months.
● Research and Development Program: 1-6 months.
● Field Assessments Program: 1-6 months.
● Capacity Development Training Program: 1-7 days.
● Experiential Learning Program: 1-3 days.
Eligibility Criteria
Applicants could be undergraduates, Master’s level or PhD students.
Application Procedures
Application forms can be filled online at
Applications are accepted all year round.
Ms. Karine Zoghby , Programs Officer
Additional Information
AFDC puts its offices and facilities at the disposal of the students through: 3 training centers (Ramlieh, Dmit, and Mimes), 2 computer labs (Ramlieh and Mimes), 1 office (Hamra), and 1 library with publications on environmental topics.