ECODIT is an international development firm working with governments, nonprofits, businesses, and local communities to advance environmentally- and socially-responsible development around the world. We provide technical assistance services ranging from quick-turnaround assessments and evaluations to design and implementation of long-term multi-million dollar projects. Since its founding in 1993, ECODIT has completed over 200 environment, water, energy and tourismprojects in more than 30 countries. Our clients include donor agencies such as the US Agency for International Development (USAID); nonprofits such as the Children's Museum of Jordan, the Lebanon Mountain Trail Association (LMTA), and WorldVision; and private sector firms.
ECODIT is dedicated to protecting the environment and enhancing the quality of life for people around the world through the dissemination of appropriate best practices for the stewardship of water, energy and environmental resources. We believe that technologies and policies can produce durable positive impacts only if the institutions responsible for them share common vision and values, empower their people to think and act creatively, and reward them appropriately. To achieve enduring results, we bring together people with local know-how, innovative ideas, and proven talents, and we work side-by-side with them to design, develop and implement programs that are adapted to their situation and needs. Our clients have cited our community-centered approach as a key ingredient to our success in creating lasting impact.
Because we care, ECODIT will go the extra mile! We are strongly committed to leaving a lasting legacy beyond the life of project funding provided by our clients and donors. A compelling example of ECODIT's Corporate Social Responsibility ethics is our continuing work with the LMTA, which works to protect, maintain and promote the Lebanon Mountain Trail (LMT). ECODIT is proud of having conceived, designed, and implemented the LMT, Lebanon's first long-distance hiking trail, with funding provided by the American people through a Cooperative Agreement with USAID Lebanon (Dec. 2005 – March 2008). Since USAID funding of the LMT project ended, ECODIT has provided hundreds of hours of pro-bono expert advice and technical support to the LMTA, including coaching and mentoring of LMTA staff; assisting with networking efforts at national, regional and international levels; and technical assistance with proposal writing and events organization. ECODIT has also provided guidance on fundraising strategies, full sponsorship for revamping the LMT website, and – together with the Lebanon Ministry of Tourism – sponsorship of a hardcover picture book detailing the first-ever journey on the LMT: A Million Steps - Discovering the Lebanon Mountain Trail.