The E-Lebanon platform aims at developing a model for a common good society
that ensure development, growth and social mobility for each of its citizens The guiding principle of
the platform is to aim towards all persons of good will, providing concepts to think about the
social realities around us and the problems we face.
These concepts will encourage people to take action for the common good creating a culture
where governance and accountability take center stage. It is organized around sectors to build subject
matter expertise to enable the citizen to form his own perspective of the issues at hand
to allow him to contribute and most importantly to participate in the solutions through his e vote
The E-democracy foundation
The e-democracy Foundation is a non partisan open platform that supports transformational changes of the Republic of Lebanon for the betterment of the Lebanese Society at large and the advancement of every Lebanese citizen.
We are determined to prevent and counter the current status quo in all its forms protect our society from any instrumentalization and set the path for an e state that is at the service of its citizens for them to progress and prosper.
To safeguard the hope and right of every Lebanese to believe in equal opportunities and social mobility guided by our collective belief that we shall prevail.
We act as an agile platform for developing, aggregating and disseminating the collective and expert knowledge of contributions in Lebanon & abroad on all economic, political and social topics. We support with and share our resources to devise impactful transformational initiatives, through structured and focused strategies that are put in front of Lebanese citizens to comment, suggest and vote on.
The Lebanese Foundation for e-Democracy aims to create, build and manage a digital platform that allows citizens to directly propose and decide on political initiatives. This is what we call: electronic democracy.
This institution will encourage and promote the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in the political process and governance.
It is a non-partisan, open and inclusive platform through which all Lebanese citizens are invited to participate on an equal footing in proposing, developing and creating laws while preserving the constitution as a compass.
The e-Democracy Foundation aims to develop a healthy society that provides equal opportunities for all. A society that believes in the individual’s endeavor, effort, intellectual achievement and economic return, a society that proceeds and works according to everything that is beneficial to the community and the public interest.
We slipped into a crisis blindfolded and ended up in a social, economic and political deadlock, with no emergency exits, no strategic vision and no recovery plan. Neither can we give up nor can we remain unresponsive, but we need to redirect our efforts towards practical and impactful actions. Change is imminent and as citizens of this country, within and beyond its borders, we are the change-makers. To rise from this crisis, we need to innovate, to create solutions, to design action plans and to tap into the collective power of individuals and communities. This platform seeks to amplify our voices and channel them, to shift the paradigms of decision making by leveraging the power of technology. And perhaps that together, we will be able to rewrite our collective Future.
The reach of the Lebanese has always transcended the boundaries of Lebanon. Their aspiration is bigger than what the current Lebanese institutions and politicians can deliver, and the political and ideological options available are obsolete to build a sustainable future; hence, the only way forward is an E solution. The E solution can assemble the Lebanese across all five continents, into a single yet richly diverse community, united around a simple goal: the cultural and economic sustainability of Lebanon, and simple principles: the believe in a civil, democratic, and progressive society weaved together through the rule of law and the spirit of ethical behavior, where all citizens regardless of gender, ethnic, religious, or personal choices, are equal in rights and obligations.
The E solution is also a conduit for powerful, validated, and constructive ideas to all its members consecutively. It takes the tension of opposing ideas, whether right or left, to forge an effective solution to a small problem or a new social contract. The E solution provides a venue where ideas and issues are debated in an orderly and conclusive manner, leading to solid long-term solutions.
In short, the E-Democracy, is an assembler of diverse and scattered Lebanese, a conduit for ideas, a venue for constructive and peaceful debate, a platform for making decisions and resolving differences peacefully through a voting mechanism. As such, intended to take Lebanon forward as a prosperous and enlightened nation, where diversity lives in harmony through a progressive social contract.
At the age of Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and WhatsApp , it is becoming more and more difficult to practice real democracy. Fake news rule public opinion. Each individual is an egocentric, self-proclaimed leader . Each group marks its territory and writes its own constitution. We, citizens of democracy are not realizing that the world has changed. We struggle with models and attitudes of the past, unable to harness our uncertain future. We need to re-invent ourselves. Wikipedia shows us a way. An open platform without leader, without doctrine, that accumulates the knowledge of the world. This e-democracy open platform called the 3 rd republic of Lebanon can well be it. Bringing the opinion of all Lebanese to a dogma-free open forum capable of creating a deep, young, participative consensus around the future of our nation. A platform that can become Lebanon’s salvation roadmap and a model of e-democracy for the world. Let’s retain those key words: Collaboration, team work, participation and build together the new e-democracy of Lebanon. The one that will change our destiny . Yes, I strongly believe in this open platform
When brainstorming about the urgent need to establish the foundation of a new republic, two criteria came up as essential guidelines: - The need to get as many feedback as possible about all issues that affect the wellbeing of the citizens such as education, healthcare, ecology, rule of law… - The importance to reach out to all Lebanese, particularly those who are living abroad.
Like the phoenix, Lebanon will always need two wings to fly high: the residents and those who are abroad..! This is why the E-Lebanon could only be developed through an e-platform..!
Joe Issa El Khoury
Lebanon today faces an unprecedented existential threat that is inextricably linked to the disempowerment of its people. We must ask ourselves: how do we move forward to heal our nation’s broken bones? As a platform, The E-Lebanon of Lebanon has the power to alter the course of Lebanese history through one simple premise: restoring the voice of each citizen. For the health of our democracy to thrive, Lebanese citizens must be impartially informed and their voices heard. Every voice counts to stop a few from determining the fate of many. The opportunity to vote freely without coercion nor influence is the key to creating a society every Lebanese citizen wants to live in. E-democracy will allow us to choose ideas, projects, and leaders that have a positive impact on our communities. We deserve protection of our right to shape our economic, legal, environmental and cultural lives, and the E-Lebanon platform will do exactly that. The majority of Lebanese citizens have phones. By this mere fact, our voting rights and better futures lie within our pockets.
Josyann Abi Saab
Why having an e-platform promoting e-democracy is essential for Lebanon today.
The government and more generally the public sector in Lebanon clearly showed their inaptitude to rule the country. Corruption, bad policies, cronyism, etc. are among the reasons that brought down to the street on October 17, 2020, two million persons soliciting a change, namely, good governance, rule of law, independent judiciary system, democracy...
Promoting e-democracy is not only essential for Lebanon today, but it is crucial for the revival if still possible of Lebanon. Furthermore, it is essential for the political system of the country to be reconceived on solid grounds by the civil society. The role of the public sector should be geared toward providing services instead of harassing citizens.
Marie Joe Kassab
I fully support this initiative, which could be one of the pillars of a better Lebanon, if the current revolution succeeds.
Please take into consideration the enormous work that has to precede such initiative, specially reforms, change of the present political leaders, change of the current parliament & ministers, and a fresh discussion among younger people regarding what type of Lebanon they want. You have to keep into consideration the still prevailing multi confessional forces that are deeply entrenched in a larger part of the population.
Lebanon today after 77 years of a failed independence After 45 years of a civil war and aftermath After 30 years since the official end of the civil war After a continuous degradation of our country, its environment its beauty and its institutions, Having reached an unparalleled level of corruption, and kidnapping of the system by a few warlords who have led the country to a total economical disaster, and impoverished its people
The Lebanese is angry The silent majority is angry The people want change
But they are disorganized facing this multi-headed monster
The people want; A change of leaders A change of the system Accountability True democracy Good governance
That is why, a small bunch of patriots have decided to create a digital platform, a hub, a social network … That will be dedicated to all the people who want CHANGE.
In order to give them a tool to organize themselves, a tool to unite, a tool to fight the existing rotten system, a forum to discuss the issues and vote, a tool to prepare the next elections, a unified path to win.
The E-Lebanon platform aims at developing a model for a common good society that ensure development, growth and social mobility for each of its citizens. The guiding principle of the platform is to aim towards all persons of good will, providing concepts to think about the social realities around us and the problems we face. These concepts will encourage people to take action for the common good creating a culture where governance and accountability take center stage.
It is organized around sectors to build subject matter expertise to enable the citizen to form his own perspective of the issues at hand to allow him to contribute and most importantly to participate in the solutions through his e-vote.
The e platform enables the Lebanese to contribute their vision, talent, special and diverse expertise and information towards establishing the 3rd republic by providing ideas, information, research and substance and actionable steps towards creating better governance of a democratic, free, secular and independent Lebanon;, to identify and implement much needed reforms in the various fields ranging from the financial , economic, health care, water resources, energy and others.
In doing so, the Lebanese take ownership in drafting their own future. It is a very effective tool to harness the vast potential of the Lebanese worldwide towards building the future of Lebanon.