Alternative Academy

The Alternative Academy (AA) is a joint initiative by Lebanon Support and JIBAL. 

Fulfilling the mission of the Civil Society Incubator to provide tailored knowledge and support, and in line with Jibal’s strive for environmental and social justice, the Alternative Academy aims to bring scientific knowledge to everyone, in line with the belief in open access to information and lifelong learning. 

The AA is a multi-disciplinary scientific space for critical thinking, discussion, and learning. 

It offers a wide range of courses, from social and political sciences to natural and environmental sciences, as well as practical workshops and activities, across 4 main thematics: environment, cities, & public spaces; social change & social justice; organisations, structures, & strategies; and life skills. 

Courses within the AA are interactive and aim to foster critical thinking, as well as real-life applications. 

The Fall 2019-2020 courses are now open for registration. We are offering nine courses ranging across four main thematics: Environment, cities, & public spaces; social change & social justice; organisations, structures, & strategies; and life skills.

View and download the full catalogue here.

* The AA is an independent, self sustainable programme, that only receives logistical support from Eedama, a social enterprise delivering Learning Experiences in the field of environmental sustainability in the UAE and Lebanon.