Ziad's Project – Using Human-Centered Design in the Lebanon Crisis Response Plan

In early 2019, UNDP, in partnership with the Inter-Agency Coordination, initiated a project to introduce a human-centered design approach to find solutions for the waste crisis in Lebanon. Field officers went to the four corners of Lebanon to reach motivated Syrian and Lebanese participants.

The corniche by the sea in Saida suffers from garbage dumping. This is due, in part, to restaurants on the corniche, who dump trash into the sea when shifts end at midnight. In the midst of the waste management crisis in Lebanon, the city of Saida was fortunate to have good
recycling plants, so the team proposed to take that opportunity to act as a liaison between the restaurants and the recycling plant by partnering up and incentivizing waste sorting for Syrian
workers in those restaurants.