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What is a YACATHON?

The first ever National Anti-Corruption event

that took place on the 8th, 22nd and 23rd of May 2021 


A YACathon is a Space and time for Participants/Spark Makers to design and envision innovative anti-corruption solutions that contribute to controlling corruption in public administration in the country.

They will meet like-minded youth who still believe in their ability to make a change, and are willing to fight for a future where integrity and transparency are the norms.

Experts and mentors in the anti-corruption and innovation fields will be waiting for them to inspire, educate them on means of controlling and preventing corruption and support them in building their solutions.

Who is it for ?

The YACATHON is for Lebanese youth to lighten up  their sparks and regain their confidence in their ability to design the future of Lebanon.

The outcomes ?

LEARN

Participants  will learn more about corruption and will get the chance to meet mentors and experts in the field

INCUBATION

4 winning projects will get the chance to be incubated by prominent national incubators

BRAINSTORM

More than 10 ideas and projects that contribute to controlling and preventing corruption in Lebanon will be developed and pitched

Connect

Participants will connect with like minded youth with similar values and aspirations

EXCHANGE

Enriching exchange of ideas, dreams, concerns and actions will take place among participants

YACathon Challenges

Unfair Treatment

How to ensure fair provision of public services among citizens

Pass or Fail
 

How to ensure that official exams are being conducted in  fair and transparent way

Skip the line

How to make sure public services are provided in administrations on a first-come first-served basis 

Pointless vote
 

How to ensure a fair, representative and transparent election processes?

Unfair hiring 

How to make sure that re right people with the right skills are being hired in public administrations

Where did the money go?

How to ensure the effective and transparent expenditures of public funds?

Access to Justice

How to ensure that citizens have access to clear and transparent judiciary services

Finishing Paperwork
 

How to ensure that the procedures to access public services are clear and transparent?

Anti-Corruption Experts

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Badr El Banna

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Crime Prevention Officer at UNODC

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Ghassan Moukheiber

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Lawyer since 1981 and former Member of the Lebanese Parliament 2002 - 2018

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Assaad Thebian

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Communications & Media Consultant | Trainer & Speaker

Sara El Yafi

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Public Policy Professional, Political Adviser

Innovation Experts

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Dolly Choucair

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Head of the Aviation Practice Group and Senior Associate in the Corporate M&A Practice Group at Alem& Associates Law Firm

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Léa Karam

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Program Manager for Social Entrepreneurship at Makesense

Samar Dani

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Executive Director INJAZ Lebanon

Mental & Physical Health Experts

Najat Saliba

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Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director of Khaddit Beirut www.khadditbeirut.com
Professor of Chemistry 
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
American University of Beirut

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Rabih El Chaer

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Head, Public International Law Group at Alem & Associates

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Tala Saleh

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Programs Manager at Berytech

Physical & Mental Health Experts

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Stephanie Saad

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Physical Trainer

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Tatiana Kutteh

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Life Coach

Our Special Guests

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Georges Khabbaz

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Actor / Comedian / Writer / Director / Musician and Producer at Khabbaz Production

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Sadika Kebbi

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TEDx Speaker | Trainer | Life Coach | Inspirational Speaker/Writer | Story Teller | Changing the World with Stories

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Christelle Aziz

I will never get over the amount of  precious people that we had as guest speakers during the YACathon

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Marilyn Haber

I really can't thank YAC enough for giving us this opportunity.

All my friends are happy and proud to see that youth are really trying to do something for Lebanon

Ralph Noujeim

Very professional, serious and very well organized

Testimonials

Many thanks to our Donors and Partners
for their support

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